[CentOS-devel] How Centos compiles SRPMs from Red Hat

Sat Apr 7 16:12:39 UTC 2012
Peter Penzov <peter.penzov at gmail.com>

On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 6:54 PM, Hakan Koseoglu <hakan at koseoglu.org> wrote:

> On 7 April 2012 16:34, Peter Penzov <peter.penzov at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm not interested in becoming a competitor in Red Hat's support
> businesses
> > I just want open source OS certified for installation by Oracle database
> > which I can custom modify. I'm not interested in any kernel code
> > modification or package source code modification. I just want to build
> > custom OS with just changed name and color. Maybe deployed on no more
> that
> > 20 servers.
> If you do this, your platform will not be certified by Oracle. You can
> try and submit a new certification but them accepting it, in my
> guess, would be an unlikely result. CentOS is not certified nor
> supported by Oracle either.
> In the end there is nothing stopping you to do what you have described
> but I question the value. I presume the servers you have will be used
> for production, not development. Especially with the Oracle licencing
> costs for ~20 servers, you better have supported platforms. Using
> CentOS+Oracle for development environments will mean your servers will
> not be supported by Oracle but at least you will have the support of
> the CentOS community for the OS. I wonder how much quicker you would
> be than the CentOS guys respond to updated packages and for how long
> you would be able to keep up with the service (which in both aspects
> the CentOS guys are excellent).
> The only Linux distributions supported by Oracle for Oracle database
> are RHEL, OEL, SUSE SLES and finally Asianux. None of the other RHEL
> derivatives are supported, neither Ubuntu (server or desktop variants,
> TLS or non-TLS) nor openSUSE. (See Metalink ID 1304727.1).
> By the way, the removing of logos etc. are to comply with trademark
> rules, not GPL.

I suppose you mean that I have to provide the full source code in order to
be GPL compatible? Sure, not a problem.

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