November 30, 2004
Fedora: an example of community involvement
The Fedora Project, after more than one year, has not become a "community" project by any means. It is centrally controlled, and many crucial decisions seem to come from some sort of smoke-filled room in Raleigh. The long-promised publicly-available source code repository ("intended to be available by the release of Fedora Core 2") is nowhere to be seen, the governing councils have not been created, and the project's technical leader is rarely seen on the mailing lists. In many ways, Fedora looks more like an open beta testing program run by Red Hat than a true community project.