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Community and Project

  • Strive to be a well-managed open-source project.
    • Decentralized governance in line with what people expect:
      • We should be able to pass most open source project health checks a typical OSPO would use when doing due diligence. We're not there yet but it's an achievable goal.
    • Project resources designed to be shared and decentralized, no BDFL-like structures.
    • Goal to join a foundation or cooperative that can ensure long-term viability of the project.
    • Ensure that we're meeting our transparency goals, long-term trust is a goal for us, so we have to have processes in place to avoid the bus factor.
  • A well structured and diverse Community:
  • Be unique, we are not a distro:
    • Indie distros are fun, but making distros is a soul-sucking exercise in frustration and pain.
    • We want to give people what they want with a focus on sustainability and maintenance, more like "My expert linux friend set up my Fedora for me" than a fork or derivative.
    • Members of the team have multiple decades of linux distro experience, distros are hard, so we're not making a "Linux distro."

Mission Statement

Our mission is not to get caught up in mission statements. A mission statement locks us into a certain mindset. We need to be nimble, because our audience changes faster than you can write a mission statement. Our mission: Just make Linux fun.

Relationship with Fedora

  • We understand that, due to the nature of the software we include, we can never be endorsed by the Fedora project.
    • This is fine, we're hot-rodders and tinkerers.
  • Be a good partner for Fedora:
    • We are doing things that Fedora cannot do; there will be Fedora maintainers who will disagree with at least some aspects of this project.
    • Nevertheless, we exist, so we're going for it!
    • We want to leverage as much QA from Fedora as possible, so we shouldn't ship kernel patches or any other thing that adds extra maintenance.
      • Instead we encourage people to participate in Fedora, that's what it's there for.
      • The vibe we're looking for is a speed shop, like Hoonigan, but we want to remain sustainable, the fork button is always there in github.