[CentOS-devel] https://blog.centos.org/2020/12/future-is-centos-stream/

Wed Dec 9 12:46:22 UTC 2020
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 12/8/20 7:47 PM, Rob Thomas wrote:
> I'm sure it was just phrasing.  Perhaps if you asked 'Was this decision
> forced on the CentOS board?' you'd get a different answer.
> On Wed, 9 Dec 2020 at 11:03, Mário Barbosa <mario.barbosa at gmail.com
> <mailto:mario.barbosa at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On 2020/12/09 01:51, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>     > On 12/8/20 6:24 PM, Phelps, Matthew wrote:
>     >>
>     >> Was this decision forced, despite objection, on the CentOS board
>     by the
>     >> RedHat Liaison?
>     >>
>     >> Yes or No?
>     >
>     > No
>     Come on, man:
>     "[...] Given this, we’ve informed the CentOS Project Governing Board
>     that we are shifting our investment fully from CentOS Linux to CentOS
>     Stream."
>     ... in
>     https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/centos-stream-building-innovative-future-enterprise-linux
>     <https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/centos-stream-building-innovative-future-enterprise-linux>

That is correct .. so, the Red Hat Liaison can use Section B. of the
Governance to dictate a vote. If the board FORCES the use of this
clause, then whatever was wanted (in this case by Red Hat) would get
inacted in its entirety with no real input from the board.


The CentOS Board knows this, so we had a dialoge with Red Hat instead.
Red Hat presented their case and listened to our response.  There was a
significant back and forth.

So, no one 'FORCED' the board to do anything.  Red Hat told us what they
were going to do (what you quoted).  The board then made many
recommendations in a back and forth negotiation.  The board then made a
decision.  The decision was reluctant .. but it was unanimous.

And now this is the way forward.