[CentOS-devel] CentOS 8/7.7
cleaver at terabithia.org
Tue Sep 10 21:50:23 UTC 2019
On 9/10/2019 2:21 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Red Hat and IBM need to know how you use CentOS Linux to make RHEL
> better or use it to influence buying RHEL .. why don't you blog about it.
> That goes for anyone who uses CentOS Linux and because CentOS Linux
> exists, you have RHEL subscriptions. And explain why you would not have
> those RHEL subscriptions if CentOS Linux did not exist.
> Johnny hughes
I completely understand how this can help... but at the same time I feel
like I really don't. The discussion goes beyond just the 7.7 and 8
problems and reaches more into the heart of the relationship between
RedHat, CentOS, and Fedora.
On the outside, we don't have much transparency as to how much internal
communication is happening between all three entities.
Is RH not providing enough resources to the CentOS Project? Previous
posts from @redhat.com addresses have indicated how important the EL
ecosystem is already, so how much justification can someone on the
outside provide for it?
For that matter, on the Fedora list it seems like it's primarily a
resource question in ensuring the x86 build target remains viable, which
seems rather odd for a $34B entity which should understand the
importance of AltArch usage in tracking down subtle bugs. And of course
Fedora itself seems prone to haphazardly adopting new tech with little
or no thought to how it could affect downstream users (e.g.,
Modularity), despite it a) being the upstream for the RHEL release, and
b) it having direct control over Fedora EPEL (which needs viable
applicability to RHEL and CentOS).
It's hard to shake the impression that there's a structural problem at
work here. And if so, that warrants more frank communication from RedHat
employees and others involved who could be wearing all their various
hats at once.
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