2010/8/30 Manuel Escudero <Jmlevick(a)gmail.com>:
2010/8/30 inode0 <inode0(a)gmail.com>
> 2010/8/30 Manuel Escudero <Jmlevick(a)gmail.com>:
> > Sorry about the shouting... As I see no ambassadors are interested in
> > this
> > I'm posting my message into KDE, Skype and other forums... For me, the
> > final
> > user is as important as Fedora.
> Slight shift to something that is ambassador related ...
> I'm curious at this point what is it about Fedora that matters to you?
> Why should these users use Fedora at all? What about Fedora draws you
> to it and makes you want to promote Fedora?
@John: I wrote an article that explains the answer to your question for the
Fedora LATAM Magazine,
I'm going to give a brief answer here for you:
1) What is about fedora that matters to me?
It's care for giving the Linux user the most cutting edge technology is what has made
me a faithful follower of
Fedora Linux and this same "love for innovation" was what brought me into the
Fedora Project world,
because I personally quite like innovation, most if we're talking about
computer's technology of these days...
Really good reason and one shared by many of us!
2) Why should these users use fedora at all?
I think because Fedora is the perfect mix between Technology and choice, it's free,
ir's secure, it's elegant and
it's capable of about everything because of it's community. If we can get more
users involved into the project
we can give a better service that other distros and we can have more followers that love
fedora, because we
have the greatest linux distribution in the world...
Another good answer.
3) What about fedora drew me to it and made me want to promote it?
My passion for innovation and the will to give the user Top Line software that is usable
in their lives, For
example, let me tell you an anecdote:
Here at México is an organism called IEMS, this organism provides free High School
Education for the
mexicans and they use linux as their base system... Since years ago, they're using
Mandriva for the "General"
part and for the music session they used to use Ubuntu Studio. Now, Since months ago,
they were having
problems with Ubuntu Studio, one software they used to use didn't sound so the
students weren't able to take
their music class as it was suposed to be. Then in a Linux conference I met a Music
teacher of ONE of these
schools and called me to solve the problem because no one at that time was able to do
it... I had trouble
solving their problem, but at the end, my solution was changing Ubuntu Studio for Fedora,
wich works great
and now, what started in that ONE school, is expanding: From that day, ALL SCHOOLS of the
are replacing Ubuntu Studio for Fedora, and the executives and bosses are in talks to
computers with only one distribution: Fedora. Is because this stories of success I've
lived with this distro I'm
gonna continue working for it, I'm going to promote it and also, I'm going to
support the final user who wants
to use Linux and do not "have a headache", Because Linux is for everyone, but
not everyone finds it as easy
to use as maybe you or me find it. :)
Manuel, thanks a lot for taking the time to share that story with us.
It is very inspiring. I think you will make a fine ambassador. One
thing you will find within the Fedora community is a strong bias in
favor of open source solutions to software problems. That shouldn't be
surprising and it is not fanatical. Freedom is one of our community's
core values. It is something we hold as dear as innovation which is
another one of our core values. There are ways for users to get help
with non-free bits that they wish to use but I think you will find
there will always be some resistence to promoting them over free
alternatives. So don't get too frustrated with us when we stand up for
freedom. It really matters to us along with fostering innovation and
building a strong and friendly community.