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LXer: Fedora Devs Say Goodbye To Eric Raymond

Feb 23, 2007, 19:45 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by D.C. Parris)

[ Thanks to D.C. Parris for this link. ]

"When Eric Raymond announced on the Fedora Core developer mailing list that he was switching to Ubuntu, he lodged several complaints about Fedora Core that, in view of the developer responses, seem fairly empty, and possibly even self-serving. In response, several developers not only answered Raymond's complaints, but also pointed out several contradictions and failures on his part. Several developers pointed out the relation between Raymond being hired by Linspire, and his switch to Ubuntu. For those still unaware, Linspire and Ubuntu are now working together--Linspire will be based on Ubuntu, and Ubuntu will use CNR.

"While Eric complained about Fedora Core lacking non-libre multimedia capabilities out of the box, the developers replied that Fedora Core is (a) meant to include only libre software by default, and (b) is geared more toward server environments than desktops..."

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