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Interview- Fedora Mini maintainer Peter Robinson

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]

“As background, Fedora is a popular Linux distribution
maintained by the open source community, with some sponsorship from
Red Hat. Red Hat uses Fedora as the basis for its commercial Linux
products, so technology destined for Red Hat often appears first in
Fedora.

“Fedora is one of the very largest Linux distros. It claimed as
recently as two years ago to be number one, although today, that
title probably belongs to Ubuntu.

“Compared to other major distros, such as Ubuntu, Fedora is
arguably more “free.” It is stricter about cleaving to purely open
source licensing. Thanks to innovative technologies like kickstart,
and additional metadata fields available in the RPM package format,
“every Fedora user is a potential remixer, or distributor,” as Paul
Frields, distro chief, puts it. Fedora contains more than 15,000
packages, maintained by about 1,000 individual volunteers. “

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