[CentOS-devel] Why not a fusion between CentOS and SL?

Ljubomir Ljubojevic office at plnet.rs
Wed Mar 23 09:27:59 UTC 2011

Scientific Linux uses upstream source to create their own repo, without 
desire to be 100% compatible.

CentOS project is dedicated to provide (as close as possible) 100% 
compatibility. It's not just a rebuild of upstream sources, goal is tu 
*duplicate* RHEL.

It's that simple. And this was answer many times in this and other 
mailing lists, forum threads....


carlopmart wrote:
> Hi all,
>   Please, first of all, I don't want to start a flame about this 
> subject. I only wnat to know CentOS's developers point of view about 
> this particular.
>   Due to the delays that occurs in the release of new CentOS's versions 
> and patches, and because CentOS developers involved in these tasks may 
> not have sufficient time to devote to it (and also make if freely and 
> spending their time), and I think that has been much talk about the whys 
> for users and developers:
>   - Why not a distribution fusion between Scientific Linux and CentOS?
>   - Why not join efforts in the development of a single Enterprise Linux 
> solid distribution based on RHEL?
>   I repeat: I only want to know your point of view.
>   Thanks.

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