[CentOS] Getting ready for CentOS 5.4

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 04:56:56 UTC 2009


Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> 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).

So what would be the down side to just walking away from everything 
RH-related now that Ubuntu has a free alternative with long term 
support?   I thought perhaps when I mentioned it earlier there would be 
a flurry of responses pointing out functional deficiencies but so far 
there have been none.   I would never have started using RH in the early 
days if it had not been freely redistributable.  Now the clones are 
better than nothing, but it still seems wrong.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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