Thilo Pfennig wrote:
As things are today (see thread Re: directions in Fedora desktop
project), it seems if users who want to contribute to Fedora but want to
contribute would have to make a community version of the community
project Fedora. I am not saying that I think that this sounds good or
It doesnt. We already have hundreds of non Red Hat contributors in
Fedora and this is a constantly growing number. The proposal to merge
core and extras is a important effort that would strongly move Fedora
more into the community front.
Generally said I would like a project that takes the software that
Fedora has and built a community and distribution of its own. So this
project would not have to follow any of the considerations that Red Hat
or Fedora Board has ever taken. I would enable everybody to contribute,
again. So something like Fedora Unity but with a different flavour and
sure no Fedora in its name or logo, although following some Fedora paths
in future development. As I have heard making branches of Fedora should
become easier. Maybe this would be a choice?
The goals and benefits of such a fork is not very clear and unless those
are clearly stated, it would be difficult to gather any interest in such
a effort. Your only major contention about Fedora seems to from
misconceptions about the CLA which is a legal safety mechanism used by a
large number of Free software projects including Apache, Openoffice.org
etc. We havent heard many complaints about the CLA itself but there
is some difficulties especially for non technical folks in the process
of signing a CLA and joining the various sub projects due to the
disconnected nature of these systems and there is a effort to fix that.
If you want to focus your efforts on a derivative distribution, there is
a large number of them already which you could contribute and we are
working on creating tools such as Pilgrim and Pungi that would help the
community do this more easily. So if indeed you would like to go this
route, the choice is already exercised very well.