Revealed: how Fedora and the community interact
Posted May 5, 2004 19:47 UTC (Wed) by lilo
Parent article: Revealed: how Fedora and the community interact
Probably not the friendliest email I've seen. I wouldn't necessarily expect anyone from Red Hat to respond, for example. I mean, how do you respond to something like that? ;)
Okay, so clearly Fedora is not completely unconnected with Red Hat. Red Hat are still involved, much as they were with Red Hat Standard. All they've done is made the process a bit more visible, solicited more input than before, and got some new people involved. This is a bad thing?
Sure, Red Hat as a corporate entity would rather sell its customers RHEL. And yet, here we are, Fedora is free/libre, just as Red Hat Standard was, and that hasn't changed.
I am not writing especially as an advocate for Fedora; I use a number of different distributions. But it seems to me that fairness would acknowledge that Red Hat has put a lot into the community, and there's nothing wrong with their distribution or their connection with the community. As a corporate entity, they've been a decent enough citizen.
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