> Why doesn't Red Hat let the community decide? Is Fedora still a community distro if a company decides its leader?
I don't think it's fair to call Fedora a 100% community distro. On the Fedora Project's website it says in several locations that Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat.
I'd say Fedora is a partnership between Red Hat and the community. It works out well for both since Red Hat gets so many talented contributors from the community and the community doesn't have to bare the full cost of creating Fedora.
Even though much of Fedora's leadership is chosen from the community by the community, the actual "Leader" position is not.