Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Nov 2003 05:19 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora Core 1 has been out now for a few days now and many faithful Linux fans have already installed it. Red Hat's Linux is still one of my favorite distributions because of one main reason: compatibility with Linux software. Red Hat is a market leader and following the market leader assures the least trouble for most users. But is this the case with Fedora Core?
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Re: Eugenia (Re: RedHat doesn't care)
by Joe Kelly on Wed 12th Nov 2003 23:58 UTC

Eugenia,

The "you" in that quote was absolutely not aimed at you. Your reviews and editorial stance are valuable and appreciated. I liked your review, and have liked most of your previous reviews. They are (or should be, if the project participants are listening) of great value to the projects you review. Of course, some projects are run by idiots. (IMNSHO, XFree86.)

The "you" (darned English ambiguity) in that quote was aimed at the collective group of respondents who were misunderstanding at least one of the purposes of a review like yours: to be a thoughtful and well-considered bug report for the project's participants. *You* were participating, and the "you" of your quote were not. *They* were whinging.

"Oh no, my free software isn't perfect without additional effort!" As though perfection was ever a goal of free software, or even possible in our imperfect universe. This was not a movie review, and Fedora is not a detergent.

To them, I say, get over it and file a bug report.

To you, Eugenia, I say thanks, and that I don't think that I know of a harder-working or more evenhanded editor in all of blog-dom. Thanks for your efforts. May you sell a lot of advertising, and become wildly rich.

Joe