"Then that information can be digested by developers to help
them design and refine their software. It's a cultivation
mentality: By focusing more attention on advanced technologies, we
help them mature and improve faster. Including them in a popular,
high-volume distribution whose mission is to advanced free and open
source software is a natural strategic fit.
"When PackageKit was first introduced to the masses, it was
meant to smooth out the experience of someone using the free
desktop. In Fedora 9, it provided mainly the functions to which
long-time users were accustomed. In Fedora 10, the first glimpse of
the longer roadmap appeared -- on-demand codec installation. In
Fedora 11, fonts and some content types are also automatically
handled for users. Entire applications are on the horizon."