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Fedora 11 Review

Jun 15, 2009, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd Robinson)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Freedom represents their dedication to open software, which also extends to open content. The Fedora Project and community are very insistent on remaining transparent in everything they do. Everything the Fedora Project does is documented online...and I mean everything. Transcripts of IRC meetings, emails sent to their various Email lists, etc. In fact there is so much information about the project, the operating system, and various projects within the scope of all that is Fedora that it's sometimes difficult to cut through it all to find what you are looking for, but it's a small price to pay for having absolutely everything openly available online.

"Friends, according to the official Fedora description, represents the strength of their community. In my experience it expands well beyond this. It's about real people interacting and doing real world activities together, as well as volunteering and working together on various Fedora related projects. Of course it's the Freedom aspect which draws many of us together, but I find it also extends to our philosophical views of the world, not just software. I feel this is why many are so deeply dedicated to Fedora and their core principals. Through our (On-Disk.com) activities in the Open Source community we have met many people who volunteer and work for the Fedora Project. These folks don't do it for the money, or fame, but out of a much deeper commitment and belief that the technologies they help develop and promote should belong to the entire human race, not one particular person or company entity.

"Features, features, features, features, and more features. Bringing innovation to a usable state is Fedora's purpose for being. It's fair to say nobody has done it better, or pushed the envelope of Linux and Open Source further than Fedora. Every new release offers new cutting-edge technologies that are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream of the Linux and Open Source community, feeding new possibilities and features throughout."

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