[CentOS-promo] Some thougts about the ToDo List

Mon Jun 16 16:11:49 UTC 2008
Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org>

On Mon, 16 Jun 2008, Bill Quinn wrote:

> Dag
> Agree that the list needs to include big and small companies - provide
> choice for the end user. Donations / paid for is difficult as you said -
> a suggestion is a % donation on each support deal done.

All that has been discussed. A percentage however is very hard to enforce. 
I am even not completely sure that we need to monetize on the list, but 
this is not in my hands and I am not interested to spend any more of my 
time to bring it up on meetings if the people that decide are not 

> As to why commercial support of CentOS as opposed to RHEL? Many reasons
> - cost savings, enhanced support, local / in country support, remote
> problem resolution are just a small handful.

You do not have to convince me. Outside of Red Hat's reign there are many 
services to provide to CentOS users. Although one very important part of 
the support is that Red Hat is the only party that can fix problems 
inside CentOS and I think we need to be honest about that as well.

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