Re: Let A Hundred Flowers Bloom: Mao Tse Tung
I'd go as far as saying Fedora is its own thing and the fact that it has a Linux kernel is almost incidental. I still use Linux for my desktop, Mint in my case having become tired of RH many years ago (and the main problem with it is thanks to RH's influence) so I'd agree that choice is good. Dragonfly is interesting and one to keep an eye on, not least as I use FreeBSD for my server anyway, having made the switch at the same time as I was looking for RH alternatives.
I think choice is especially important after Oracle and HP's mishandling of Solaris and VMS respectively, to use just two examples; I'd hate the world of personal computing to be reduced down to just Windows and Fedora (and MacOS, Apple having always been its own alternative reality...)