[CentOS-devel] Before You Get Mad About The CentOS Stream Change, Think About…

Thu Dec 17 16:56:55 UTC 2020
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On 12/17/20 5:02 AM, Dan Seguin wrote:
> One of the main reasons CentOS was so great is that anybody who wanted 
> to try a startup company's software who used CentOS (for dev) could 
> pull it down and run it *WITH GUARANTEES* that it would run with 
> ASSURANCE . Because small/medium companies could *RELY* on a stable, 
> vetted OS.
Guarantees?  Assurance?  With CentOS?  There was a stated goal of as 
close as possible to 100% binary compatibility, but there were never any 
guarantees with CentOS.

The CentOS developers have done and are doing their jobs very well 
indeed, and as time went on their project became more and more trusted 
due to the high quality.  But there has never been a guarantee or assurance.