[CentOS-devel] [CentOS] Open Letter to Lance Davis

Marko Bevc marko at bevc.net
Thu Jul 30 18:15:33 UTC 2009


Well, it is very inconvinient indeed. Hope that he is alright and nothing 
bad has happened to him.

Regards,
Marko
On Thu, 30 Jul 2009, Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:

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> On 07/30/2009 02:34 PM, Jim Perrin wrote:
>> I'd personally like to hear what the community has to say about this,
>> as it's not just an internal matter. Please speak up so that we know
>> where the community stands on this. I'd rather be wrong, but know how
>> people feel than take a stand for a community who has other ideas.
>
> That is definitively a problem. Not only regarding the monetary part, but
> also regarding the future of CentOS.
>
> Pledges have been made, but there are no checks or redundancy of several
> roles. The current disapearance of Lance Davis worries me a lot. Yes, we
> still have a lot of competent people around, who can keep the things
> going from a technical point of view (Jim, Karan, Ralph etc). But what
> of the name (trademark?) ? What of the domain ? Will we need to change
> ALL of our servers to update on a new place ? Will we need to change all
> of our servers so it will use a new name (and not CentOS) because somewho
> the holder of the trademark disapears ?
>
> That things came to a point where an open letter was needed is enough
> to make a lot of people start thinking about the future.
>
> - --
> Rodrigo Barbosa
> "everything looks perfect from far away" - The Postal Service
> "Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)
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