I’m following Fedora from afar these days, mostly from the planet and occasionally through people I know at Red Hat.  Apparently some people are not happy with the direction Fedora is perceived to be going.

This doesn’t come as a surprise.  I’m not sure there has ever been a time when everyone thought Fedora was headed the right direction.  At times I wasn’t happy with the direction Fedora was going either.  I tried to spend more time moving things forward than talking about what was wrong–though I did some of that too.

I wonder if this quote from a dialog in the One Minute Manager (p. 31) applies:

If you can’t tell me what you’d like to be happening, he said, you don’t have a problem.  You’re just complaining.  A problem only exists if there is a difference between what is actually happening and what you desire to be happening.

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