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

Sat Dec 26 16:49:28 UTC 2020
Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at redhat.com>

On Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 10:11 AM Jean-Marc Liger <
jean-marc.liger at parisdescartes.fr> wrote:

> Le 21/12/2020 à 21:27, Jean-Marc Liger a écrit :
> Le 21/12/2020 à 18:31, Mike McGrath a écrit :
> On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 11:13 AM John Crisp <jcrisp at safeandsoundit.co.uk>
> wrote:
>> That's the 'Extinguish' bit. Comes after 'Embrace' and 'Extend'.
> Uhhh, there is no Extinguish in Open Source.  That's the entire point.  We
> embraced, we extended.  If others want to carry on the torch they are more
> than welcome to do so.
>           -Mike
> Again, a fair way of doing things would have been, Hey guys since we Red
> Hat have bought CentOS, making a downstream release of RHEL is just a
> nonsense, It costs us time and money we can save. So let's reverse the
> process and make RHEL a downstream of CentOS, it will now be Fedora ELN - >
> CentOS Stream - > CentOS Linux - > RHEL.
> There would have been no downstream build sponsored by Red Hat, CentOS
> Linux would have kill other clones this way, as it already did for
> Scientific Linux 8, the CentOS Community would have been happy to help to
> get a better RHEL in the Stream process, and Red Hat folks could have put
> all the value of their brand and specificities in their final products,
> backed with a strong ecosystem they could have controlled.
> I eared you no answer about this proposal, could you tell me why if it's
> not all about grabbing more money from the CentOS Community ?
>            -Jean-Marc
> I ask for a fourth time this proposal which still remains unanswered, but
> as we say in French, "who doesn't say word consents", therefore it is
> obviously a question of recovering money from the CentOS community with the
> subscriptions Red Hat coming soon.
> Jean-Marc
How many operating systems do you think we need to be building.  In your
little text diagram above, its not clear to me what usefulness CentOS Linux
is to RHEL.  I understand why you'd want it (free RHEL).  Why do you think
we should produce it?  What usefulness is it to us?

We don't want to "recover money" from the CentOS community just like our
other communities.  But as a business, since you're not providing Red Hat
with profit (none of our communities are), what are you providing that
would result in continued sponsorship of a downstream rebuild?

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