[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Fwd: [Marketing] Press release flurry planning (LinuxTag - FOSSED - NECC - GUADEC)
David Van Assche
dvanassche at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 15:15:19 EDT 2009
Well, that ship sailed quite a while ago. I find it hard to believe
that you missed the significant publicity surrounding Sugar being
available on openSUSE in ALL formats (cd/dvd/usb/vm appliance) as I've
been touting that for at least 2 months now. In fact the collaboration
sessions that have been advertised various times quite explicitly talk
about the opensuse variant, which contains a large set of honey apps
(thats what makes it different from Fedora SoaS)
To me, saying stick = Fedora, is like saying Sugar is based solely on
Fedora... which is just totally silly and very harmful for the
distribution of it. Fedora is a very small community in comparison to
the debian based world (which is approximately 60% of the market) then
we also have Mandriva and openSUSE who take another good 25%+ of the
market, conservatively. That leaves Fedora + derivatives with 15% of
the market... (based on distrowatch figures) thats highly undemocratic
to steal the term SoaS to just refer to Fedora (especially since the
term actually came from someone who stuck Sugar on usb via Ubuntu) I
can dig up the references for you guys if you like.
How can Sugar on a Stick (not the term Fedora quite obviously missing
from it) be Fedora centric?
This smells to me like saying Office = microsoft... it smells very
bad... which is why I'm raising my concerns over it somewhat...
On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 8:53 PM, Bert Freudenberg<bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> On 18.06.2009, at 20:28, David Van Assche wrote:
>> Soas = sugar on a stick.... whether that be on Fedora, Suse, debian,
>> or mandriva... they are all the same thing, and I would argue SoaS is
>> NOT a distro... just a dsitribution mechanism... for example, I call
>> my opensuse based sugar on stick SoaS too, as that is technically what
>> it is...
> You can call that whatever you want, but please not in public. SoaS
> means a very specific distro, not just any Linux+Sugar slapped onto a
> USB flash drive.
>> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 8:25 PM, Sean DALY<sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I beg everyone's pardon, I was under the impression that SoaS is
>>> Fedora-specific... are there plans to do versions based on other
> No, there are no such plans currently.
> IMHO we should not water down the meaning of "SoaS".
> - Bert -
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