On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 11:17 AM, Luis Villa <email@example.com> wrote:
> Ambitious, and outside of fedora's current core competency. Still,
> worth exploring, I think.
Expanding on this a bit, since Max bizarrely seemed to love it, and
since the other thing I have to do tonight is writing out minutes
Fedora's core competency is, it seems to me, matching Red Hat
engineering expertise with community contributions to create products
that can be said, reasonably objectively, to work or not work.
Running ccmixter might have some critical differences. The following
are questions I have that probably could help determine whether or not
these differences exist and/or matter:
* 'community contributions': who is the ccmixter community? who in the
current fedora community has the right interests/skills to reach out
to the existing ccmixter community? to grow the ccmixter community?
Are the contributions to ccmixter similar in kind to fedora
contributions, or are they different in some way that matters?
* 'products': Fedora marketing and organization is built around the
release of software, primarily in large blobs (aka releases.)
ccmixter, at the moment, doesn't seem to release things that way:
AFAICS, it comes out in dribs and drabs (songs) rather than releases
(albums, radio stations). Does this matter?
* 'objectively work or not work': it has always seemed to me that the
reasonably objective nature of software (it works, or doesn't, roughly
speaking) helps free software processes. Obviously, musical 'goodness'
is more subjective. Does this matter?
* success: in focusing on core competencies, I'm blithely assuming
that Fedora is competent
How does Fedora measure
success/competence? do those measures transfer over to ccmixter?
I do think that there is an obvious ideological alignment between
Fedora and ccmixter. But that can't be enough- there needs to be
pragmatic alignment as well. Hopefully these questions help stimulate
discussion about that pragmatic alignment.
Luis (I miss you too, Max
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