[Centos] Maintainers and security updates
mikerocks65 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 8 20:19:33 UTC 2004
Thanks Greg and to everyone who responded. The efforts
you describe, the overwhelming positive responses I
received by email and on this list, besides simply
just seeing how you are turning out updates as quickly
as RHEL releases them, is exactly what I am looking
I wanted to remain with the stability of a RHEL disto
while avoiding the licensing fees and the Fedora
upgrade treadmill. Not to knock the decent effort of
other RHEL clones, this clearly is not an one man show
like Whitebox or Tao, nor lacks the community
involvement of Fedora Legacy. This was something I was
clearly looking to avoid.
Also I found in checking security fix dates compared
to RHEL mailings that Centos beats out Whitebox which
still has not released the group of fixes from 9/1.
As far as giving back I am not an expert, but as soon
as I get up to speed I can provide any feedback on
anything I find undocumented and will participate in
the forums if I can be of any help.
--- Greg Kurtzer <greg at runlevelzero.net> wrote:
> Are you curious how many people have access to the
> private key? If so, then
> just 4.
> If you are interested in how many people contribute
> or help the project, then
> the number is much higher. For the re-spinning of
> Centos3 with the U3 updates,
> we are already looking at a shared model for this
> (ie: certain people
> maintaining the updates, another group to maintain
> the ISO's, and someone else
> to maintain the base OS and rebuild when necessary
> (ie. RHEL4), etc...).
> Being part of the cAos Foundation also means that
> there are other people that
> will help with bugzilla, web site, mailing lists,
> server administration, and
> also bandwidth costs. We are trying to share as much
> of the load as possible
> and leverage the resources that we have through
> donations and monatary
> One of my goals when creating the initial caos
> project and which is now a goal
> of the Foundation itself, is that our projects
> utilize a significant amount of
> time, and being able to "share the load" through the
> community actually makes
> the amount that one person has to do quite less.
> I am very appreciative to all of the people that
> have contributed to the cAos
> Foundation and its projects. Without the community
> helping, we would not be
> where we are today. With that said, we still need
> more help. If any of our
> projects interest you, then please volunteer your
> efforts or contribute to the
> As far as the U3 release of Centos, there was some
> talk about it on the
> centos-devel mailing list, and they are coming.
> Please stand by for some
> announcements. ;)
> On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 06:43:57AM -0700, Michael
> Rock told me:
> > Hi, can someone tell how many are behind
> > the site and converting security and regular RHEL
> > fixes for Centos-3? I see the last round of
> > updates for RHEL were turned out in a day which is
> > impressive.
> > Trying to get an idea if Centos has alot of
> > support and being maintained by more than one
> > I am not confident enough yet in building my own
> > updates.
> > I am another RH 7.1/8.0 admin that labored over
> > decision to go with Fedora Legacy 6 months for
> > servers only to find mailings to stop without any
> > notice. Since it seemed awfully quiet for a time I
> > checked their website and found support suspended
> > these version due to lack of community
> > So doing a little more investigating this time to
> > if the community is really into the project before
> > settling down with a solution.
> > thx
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