[CentOS-devel] [CentOS] Open Letter to Lance Davis

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at darkover.org
Thu Jul 30 16:32:58 UTC 2009

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On 07/30/2009 02:34 PM, Jim Perrin wrote:
> I'd personally like to hear what the community has to say about this,
> as it's not just an internal matter. Please speak up so that we know
> where the community stands on this. I'd rather be wrong, but know how
> people feel than take a stand for a community who has other ideas.

That is definitively a problem. Not only regarding the monetary part, but
also regarding the future of CentOS.

Pledges have been made, but there are no checks or redundancy of several
roles. The current disapearance of Lance Davis worries me a lot. Yes, we
still have a lot of competent people around, who can keep the things
going from a technical point of view (Jim, Karan, Ralph etc). But what
of the name (trademark?) ? What of the domain ? Will we need to change
ALL of our servers to update on a new place ? Will we need to change all
of our servers so it will use a new name (and not CentOS) because somewho
the holder of the trademark disapears ?

That things came to a point where an open letter was needed is enough
to make a lot of people start thinking about the future.

- -- 
Rodrigo Barbosa
"everything looks perfect from far away" - The Postal Service
"Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)

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