Liam R E Quin
liam at holoweb.net
Mon Oct 25 04:48:02 CEST 2010
On Sun, 2010-10-24 at 20:46 -0500, Dale Huckeby wrote:
> > While at Mandriva most users felt more like customers of a commercial
> > company than as parts of a community, with Mageia it's totally
> > different.
(hmm, the attributions got lost somewhere, sorry)
The Fedora Project became part of Red Hat in no small part as a
reaction to the way Mandrake (at the time) was making a Linux
distribution with an active developer community, and with active
contributors outside the company, something Red Hat saw was important.
I think Mandriva continued to do this, if not perfectly, at least
better than some others.
So there's a spectrum, with e.g. Sun and Solaris at one end (company
in complete control) to Debian at the other, with lots of room in
The important thing is to attract both developers _and_ people new to
Linux, to listen to their needs, and to keep them as users and as
part of the community.
Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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