[CentOS-devel] I want to help

Wed Mar 30 22:26:40 UTC 2011
Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>

on 3/30/2011 3:26 AM Dag Wieers spake the following:
> On Tue, 29 Mar 2011, R P Herrold wrote:
>> On Tue, 29 Mar 2011, Marian Marinov wrote:
>>> Here is the first part of the article( the one that made me
>>> ask if I can help): ...
>> People who wander in after reading a month old article and do
>> not 'do the homework' of learning the culture of a project and
>> its history before posting are probably not going to be
>> particularly productive, and would represent a net expenditure
>> of effort to 'bring up to speed'.
> The LWN article mentioned is a fresh one. Here it is:
>      http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/435744/90e3f3375232094a/
>> This is not the time for such efforts, and as indicated by the first 
>> post mentioned, not the venue, either
> If this is not the venue, there is no venue.
> And regarding time, the project has missed the opportunities the past 3 
> years to fix the issues. Besides the issues only appear when it's not the 
> time to discuss them.
I wouldn't be surprised if RedHat was seeding the src rpms with more bad links
and flaws just to make it more difficult for Oracle and others to profit as
easily from their work... We might just be the unfortunate collateral
damage...  The GPL says they have to release source, not ready to build rpms.