[CentOS-devel] Why not a fusion between CentOS and SL?
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Wed Mar 23 06:00:23 EDT 2011
> On 03/23/2011 10:27 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
>> Scientific Linux uses upstream source to create their own repo, without
>> desire to be 100% compatible.
>> CentOS project is dedicated to provide (as close as possible) 100%
>> compatibility. It's not just a rebuild of upstream sources, goal is tu
>> *duplicate* RHEL.
>> It's that simple. And this was answer many times in this and other
>> mailing lists, forum threads....
> I know that SL includes some custom components like OpenAFS in their
> distribution, but base system is the same as CentOS. Then, I repeat, why
Then, I repeat, because SL *does not care* to build 100% *binary*
compatible packages, fo r CentOS it's a must.
Look at it this way. Upstream is a Coca-Cola Co. SL is Pepsi. They use
publicly available formulas from upstream in order to create product
that is as good as upstreams, but is not *the 100% same* since their
production formulas are not ***100%/absolutely*** the same.
In this analogy, CentOS is the industrial espionage guy who constantly
steals new formulas from upstream in order to create **exact/100%**
replicas of upstream product. For better analogy, lets say that
acquiring that formula is illegal.
So, how do you propose that Pepsi and counterfeit work together.
P.S. "counterfeit" is extremely wrong to say for CentOS, but analogy
demands clear distinction of persons involved, so I beg all to forgive
me for this.
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