[CentOS-devel] Delayed CentOS updates and releases

Sat Jun 20 22:50:48 UTC 2009
Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org>

On Sat, 20 Jun 2009, Karanbir Singh wrote:

> On 06/20/2009 09:33 AM, Fabian Arrotin wrote:
>>> Couple of rhn subscriptions with their binaries being delivered in via
>>> an external source would help - a lot.
>> Karanbir, as you know, i can surely do something for that. Is the idea of having a mirror of all the RHN binaries a good one ?
>> What's the real need ?
> yes, it would need to be a complete mirror - you might want to speak
> with your Red Hat account manager to make sure they dont mind. We would
> also need it to be updated every 4 to 6 hrs.

This raises 2 questions to me. First, why would Red Hat mind if 
entitlemens that have been paid for are being used to validate CentOS 
builds ?

Second, we currently have money from donations and sponsorship that has 
not been used for a few years. Using this money for Red Hat entitlements 
seems valid as it benefits all CentOS users if it helps with providing 
updates faster.

So either we get entitlements sponsored directly, or being paid for with 
donated money, both seem valid options that Red Hat cannot object against.

Maybe we should make a list of all the entitlements the CentOS project 
needs (both for the distribution as maybe also seperate channels ?) and 
then look for people willing to help raise that amount of money or find 
sponsors willing to pay for the entitlements that are linked to a CentOS 
account on RHN.

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