[CentOS-devel] [off topic] Oracle Lnux

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Fri Jan 5 09:31:03 UTC 2007


Daouda Lo wrote:
> On 1/5/07, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
> >Oracle REALLY, REALLY, REALLY needs to rethink this policy ... giving
> >away free ISOs that contain packages with known security vulnerabilities
> >and not providing free security updates is wrong headed and ABSOLUTELY
> >IRRESPONSIBLE.
> >
> >I can't understand how they can sleep at night.

Looking at their security track regarding their flagship product - I
think they're used to it or their drugs are strong enough :)

> It's the same policy as RedHat and its RHN thingie. Both ORacle and
> Redhat provide fee-based updates.

RedHat at least lets you test the product for 30 days - including free
(as in beer) updates.

> Fedora and Centos are the ways to go if you want to be totally free.

As in beer, yes. As in speech, you can also use RHEL. And: CentOS is
always happy about donations >:)

Ralph
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