[CentOS] Getting ready for CentOS 5.4

Ray Van Dolson rayvd at bludgeon.org
Mon Mar 30 04:31:39 UTC 2009


On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 10:25:16PM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Neil Aggarwal wrote:
> > Les:
> > 
> > Honest question, not intended to be smart assed in any
> > way:
> > 
> > Why have you not moved to SL since they have released the
> > update before CentOS?
> 
> If I liked changing things on a whim, I wouldn't be using enterprise 
> type distributions in the first place.  And since this '5.4' discussion 
> is about the future - it's sad but I don't any more faith in the future 
> of research funding than in volunteer efforts.
> 
> But philosophically, it just seems wrong that the rebranding work has to 
> be done at all, much less multiple times.

Maybe so.  But a much more difficult problem to overcome, and not one
that's likely to change.

RH has $$, and $$ are a target for lawsuits.  RH needs to be able to
make it clear they are *not* CentOS.

Just the world we live in.  Honestly, RH doesn't even have to make it
as easy as they do (see SLES).

Ray


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