When was the last time something on Fedora Planet made you cry? I mean really weep.
I’ve only met Russell once, but I’ll never forget him. It was at FUDCon in Raleigh, NC, January 2008. During a hackfest for testing Anaconda, a guy walked in with a roller cart and a large backpack. He said he’d brought 10 laptops from work to test Fedora on. I don’t think we gave all those laptops the work out that they deserved, but I appreciated his heart and was impressed that he hauled all of that gear to FUDCon.
I love that Fedora Planet carries more than just news about Fedora. It gives a human face to all of us. I want to hold on to the human part more because it is easy for me to lose sight of it in Fedora, particularly when people hold positions I don’t agree with.
We’ve achieved a lot in Fedora with technology that allow us to be in different physical spaces. Situations like this are a definite reminder of its limitations–when human presence is needed most.