On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:35 AM, Justin W. Flory <jflory7(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 04/18/2017 01:23 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 7:17 AM, Josh Cox <jcox(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> I also think "free" shouldn't be dropped from the mission
statement. The "lights up hardware, clouds, and containers" part seems
unnecessary to me, if the mission statement needs to be shortened.
>> Perhaps something like this:
>> "Fedora creates a free and innovative platform for software developers and
community members to build tailored solutions for their users."
>> Even with those changes, I feel like the current mission statement does a better
job of emphasizing the values of freedom, innovation, and community with fewer words.
> A mission statement's purpose is not to describe a project's values.
> It is to describe what the project is doing or working towards. It
> should be measurable and finite, not open ended and impossible to
> Fedora has the four foundations to describe our project values.
To sum it up, I do see a benefit to clearly connecting Fedora's
statement to the wider free and open source software mission, because
this feels like something that's valuable from a technical standpoint as
much as it is to our core values as a community.
To be clear, I am not opposed to adding an "open source" qualifier to
the mission statement. I believe I can speak for all of us that came
up with this draft when I say we very much thought that was so
foundational to Fedora that it would immediately be implied and
required. My comment above was more intended to delineate the role of
a mission statement as something specific and separate from the values
we adhere to in the way we go about that mission.