A story about updates and people

A bit of discussion about update policy in Fedora has been brewing lately and I’ve been reading and thinking (and stewing and moaning and wringing my hands) about the discussion a lot. I noticed a few archetypes in the positions taken throughout the discussions: Caroline Casual-User Why should we care about what Caroline has to say? Well first of all, she isn’t involved directly in any of these discussions, so she has the least voice in all of this and to some point might not even be able to follow the discussion (“What’s a koji? What’s a FESCo? Who you callin’ YUM?”) We should also care about Caroline if we want our userbase to continue to grow, and if we want to better fulfill our mission which is in part “to spread free/libre code and content.” I don’t think you can really spread anything without reaching beyond where it already is. Caroline has just as much right as the rest of us to enjoy software freedom, and she may even help spread it to more new users than we could reach alone if we can only capture her interest and inspire her. Pamela Packager Why should we care about what …