[CentOS] Getting ready for CentOS 5.4

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 23:27:17 UTC 2009


On Mar 24, 2009, at 1:02 PM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>  
wrote:

> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> The $ the project receives goes for hardware and network  
>> connectivity.
>
> That is not true.
>
> Money donated to the project goes to sit in a pot. Resources that we  
> use
> to do things on and with are on machines that we ( developers, centos
> team and contributors ) pay for, manage and run ourselves. CentOS does
> not subsidise or pay for any of it.
>
> This also includes our network bills, phone bills for support calls  
> and
> conf calls that we are sometimes part of and any other overhead.

How about setting up a dynamic build environment on Amazon's C2?

How about forming a formal non-profit organization around CentOS with  
contributors.

I'm pretty sure companies like Google and Amazon as well as a lot of  
big ISPs would contribute large money to keep CentOS going strong.  
What is needed is someone who can knock on those doors, raise those  
funds.

There is no reason CentOS can't be run like Wikipedia or Sourceforge.  
Draft a charter.

If a movement like CentOS is going to survive it's going to have to  
grow and the only way it can grow is by solicitating donations then  
depending on the offered ones it recieves now.

-Ross



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