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

Wed Mar 23 09:52:47 UTC 2011
John R. Dennison <jrd at gerdesas.com>

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 10:46:21AM +0100, carlopmart wrote:
> I know that SL includes some custom components like OpenAFS in their 
> distribution, but base system is the same as CentOS. Then, I repeat, why 
> not?

	Because unless something has changed SL does not profess to be
	binary compatible with upstream; and for _many_ users that isn't
	only a strong desire, but a show-stopping requirement.

It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about
education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated
person, the enormous interest it adds to life.  To be able to be caught up
into the world of thought -- THAT is to be educated.

-- Edith Hamilton (1867-1963), educator and writer, Saturday Evening Post,
   27 September 1958
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