[CentOS-devel] rhwas 5 work?
debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Sun Mar 30 01:01:30 UTC 2008
R P Herrold wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Mar 2008, John Summerfield wrote:
>> I'm the last person who should be negotiating on CentOS's behalf,
>> _this_ has to be done by an acknowledged leader, whether it's Johnny,
>> Karanbir or someone else. Someone with a sound knowledge of the
>> issues, someone Sun will see as someone representing the project.
> ... If it should be done ** at all ** within CentOS. 'has to be done'
> inplies obligation to do it; there is no such obligation absent
> sufficient support. How shall those who do it insure against the
> liability that Sun document purports to impose? How shall that
> insurance be paid for? If a given person wants to take that risk,
> uninsured, that is their perogative.
> Shall the individuals who make up the CentOS project core put their
> personal assets at risk, for free and without compensation, to meet
> someone's 'expectation' for which they have not paid? I think not.
> And it is just not the case that the CentOS 'has to', nor indeed _can_
> be all things to all people. The mice can vote to 'bell the cat' all
> they wish, but that does not do it until some mouse does it.
> This week, in another part of FOSS, Fedora finds itself in a trap,
> fueled in part by 'what if' extreme remarks by some who post here, to be
> 'more friendly' to users who will not learn the Unix ways of PATH. If
> Fedora proceeds that way, it is at risk of being not Unix0like any
> more. It would lose parts of the aspects which make Fedora a proving
> ground for Enterprise distributions. Gentoo, and Ubuntu can do that
> just fine already. If it goes that way, Fedora commits suicide.
> Part of an Enterprise approach is growing up, putting aside childish
> ways, and being 'businesslike'. I like CentOS as a boring and reliable
> environment in which to live professionally. I will continue to argue
> strongly against risking its continued existence.
I don't see that any of that has anything to do with the text you quoted.
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