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A story about updates and people

Sep 02, 2010, 12:34 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Máirín Duffy)

"A bit of discussion about update policy in Fedora has been brewing lately and I've been reading and thinking (and stewing and moaning and wringing my hands) about the discussion a lot. I noticed a few archetypes in the positions taken throughout the discussions:

"Caroline Casual-User

"I know you love your LUNIX thing - to each their own. I just want use my computer and not have to fix every little thing that goes wrong. I try to spend as little time as possible in front of the computer. I would rather hang out with my friends at the coffeeshop and go to parties. Patches gladly accepted? I wish I had the time to learn to program to fix that bug that drives me mad - but I just don't.

"Why should we care about what Caroline has to say? Well first of all, she isn't involved directly in any of these discussions, so she has the least voice in all of this and to some point might not even be able to follow the discussion ("What's a koji? What's a FESCo? Who you callin' YUM?")"

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