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Re: Vote to extend F14 security updates

From: Paul Allen Newell <pnewell_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Sep 03 2011 - 01:12:25 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On 9/2/2011 6:29 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 09/02/2011 12:21 PM, Paul Allen Newell wrote:
>> Hum ... I find it a difficult proposition to ask users "to step up and
>> do it" when the march of progress indicates that it wasn't the users
>> that asked for this change.
> That may well be the case and Fedora doesn't really have a choice in
> that matter either however "voting" for it isn't really going to
> bringe resources necessary to extend the updates cycle. It still
> requires a group of people to work together to do it. Changes in
> Fedora as is common with free and open source projects happen because
> people volunteered and contributed their time and effort. I don't
> personally have a need for extending the updates cycle but if there is
> a team of people interested in that, I would be happy to do my
> part. I just don't see a whole lot of people interested in that
> however.
> Rahul

First, I think this "voting" is not really a true "vote" as Fedora /
Gnome hasn't put anything out there to vote on. To me, its more of a
polling to catch sense of user base. Its just one of many threads that
have expressed concern over Gnome3 in Fedora.

I completely understand and agree that it is a matter of resources and,
in a volunteer situation, there needs to be a critical mass of
volunteers who wish to do it rather than something else. The real
question in your answer is obvious enough that I need to answer it. I
haven't volunteered as I am not qualified to be able to make a positive
contribution (I am certain I could break alot of stuff and nobody wants

So long as all of these threads about Gnome3 and Fedora 15 are catching
the ears/eyes of the developers, I am crossing my fingers that F16 will
address issues the user base is expressing so that the Linus-blanket of
continued support for F14 will be a moot point.

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