Amen, brother

A great blog post that Jon Masters made today pretty much sums up my frustrations with Fedora. I was really happy to see it! Jon basically lays out four things he’d like to see Fedora do: Slow the updates – they bring too much instability to what is supposed to be a stable release. Set a mandate – either ask the users or set it yourself, but take a stand. “Fedora can’t be all things to all people, that isn’t working,” OMG yes, preach it! Establish cross-functional workgroups. Set specific goals. “Have a strong process (stronger than now – before anything is allowed to be built and shipped out the door), with an overall vision that those ideas fit into.” I wanted to point out some of the efforts the Fedora Board (current and over the years) has made thus far to rectify the situation (which, by the way, I think is a natural symptom of growing as a project and not too much cause for alarm given that we right it soon.): The Fedora target user base was put together by the last Fedora Board. In short it’s a user who is a voluntary Linux consumer, computer-friendly, a likely …