On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 02:43:43PM -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
On Fri, 2007-08-17 at 14:27 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 11:56:56AM -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
> > want to make a difference with this new derived distribution we need to
> > have a target audience and optimize the experience for this audience
> > instead of the rather direction-less "catch-all-audiences" thing
> > been doing with Fedora so far.
> The problem I see with defining _a_ target audience is that it by
> nature, precludes other audiences. We have to have at least some
> part of the 'catch all audiences' thing going on, or we lose a segment
> of our userbase to other distros which cater to their needs.
I don't think we should be too worried about losing a segment of our
user base". That is the beauty of the spin concept. You can have
kernel-hackers spin that is optimized for a different audience.
And the really big audiences are not part of our userbase at all yet,
Don't be so sure. Indirectly, there's at least one target audience
where Fedora is wiping the floor with the competition :-)
I'm not sure what level of testing we'd need to do for that spin though.