[CentOS-devel] More dojos! (FOSDEM Dojo and future plans)

Tue Feb 9 20:55:07 UTC 2021
Jean-Marc Liger <jean-marc.liger at parisdescartes.fr>

Le 08/02/2021 à 21:16, Rich Bowen a écrit :
> For those of you who missed it, here's a recap of last week's CentOS 
> Dojo at FOSDEM - https://blog.centos.org/2021/02/centos-dojo-fosdem-2021/
> Given the adversarial and occasionally toxic discussions we've seen on 
> this list over the past 2 months, I was concerned that we'd have more 
> of the same at the Dojo, but it seems that seeing people's faces 
> tempered the discussion. People continued to ask the hard questions, 
> but without the hostility that we've seen recently.
> As a result, I'm considering running several more of these over the 
> coming year, at least until we get back to doing some in-person 
> events, and probably even after that.
> Last week's event was optimized for a European-centric time zone. The 
> next one will probably be more centered around North American time 
> zones, and will probably happen some time around May.
> If you are interested in helping put the event together, or have ideas 
> about what content you'd like to see, or if you yourself want to 
> present something, please let us know.
> Based on early feedback on the post-event survey, people want to hear 
> more about:
> * CentOS Stream 9
> * more non-red hat use cases
> * koji (and similar ways of managing smaller scale automated rpm builds)
> * creating your own module/stream in personal repo, freeipa, keycloak
> * NextGen: RHEL Sources Home / GitLab / Stream9
> And I would echo the "non-Red Hat" item here. While it makes sense 
> that our content has strong Red Hat participation, I'm always 
> doubly-pleased when we get presentations from outside of Red Hat.

The time frame in announcing the switch from CentOS Linux 8 to CentOS 
Stream was a huge mistake and angered people like Hitchcock's birds.

Now that the table is turned, we need to see how to deal with this new 
situation. I'm not interested in CentOS Stream because it's not stable 
enough or no-cost RHEL because it's just not free in terms of license.

Instead of migrate CentOS Linux 7 to 8, in the same way Red Hat let 
CentOS Linux 8 down in the middle of the road, I switched to Oracle 
Linux 8 with no regrets now that the job is done.

Having said that, I've never been against CentOS Stream, before the 
crash I thought it was a pretty good thing, and I could still be 
helpfull to some SIG with test machines, but not a production server.