[CentOS-devel] rhwas 5 work?

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Sun Mar 30 01:01:30 UTC 2008

R P Herrold wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Mar 2008, John Summerfield wrote:
>> I'm the last person who should be negotiating on CentOS's behalf, 
>> _this_ has to be done by an acknowledged leader, whether it's Johnny, 
>> Karanbir or someone else. Someone with a sound knowledge of the 
>> issues, someone Sun will see as someone representing the project.
> ... If it should be done ** at all ** within CentOS.  'has to be done' 
> inplies obligation to do it; there is no such obligation absent 
> sufficient support.  How shall those who do it insure against the 
> liability that Sun document purports to impose?  How shall that 
> insurance be paid for?  If a given person wants to take that risk, 
> uninsured, that is their perogative.
> Shall the individuals who make up the CentOS project core put their 
> personal assets at risk, for free and without compensation, to meet 
> someone's 'expectation' for which they have not paid?  I think not.
> And it is just not the case that the CentOS 'has to', nor indeed _can_ 
> be all things to all people.  The mice can vote to 'bell the cat' all 
> they wish, but that does not do it until some mouse does it.
> This week, in another part of FOSS, Fedora finds itself in a trap, 
> fueled in part by 'what if' extreme remarks by some who post here, to be 
> 'more friendly' to users who will not learn the Unix ways of PATH.  If 
> Fedora proceeds that way, it is at risk of being not Unix0like any 
> more.  It would lose parts of the aspects which make Fedora a proving 
> ground for Enterprise distributions.  Gentoo, and Ubuntu can do that 
> just fine already.  If it goes that way, Fedora commits suicide.
> Part of an Enterprise approach is growing up, putting aside childish 
> ways, and being 'businesslike'.  I like CentOS as a boring and reliable 
> environment in which to live professionally.  I will continue to argue 
> strongly against risking its continued existence.

I don't see that any of that has anything to do with the text you quoted.



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