[CentOS-promo] 10 year anniversary

Mon May 5 23:20:31 UTC 2014
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 05/05/2014 05:55 PM, R P Herrold wrote:
> On Mon, 5 May 2014, Karsten Wade wrote:
>> The CentOS Project has a 10 year anniversary coming up -- 14 May 2004.
> not sure where ** that ** date comes from 
> From: caos at caosity.org (Rocky McGaugh)
> Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 09:30:23 -0600 (CST)
> Subject: [cAos] Announce:  centos
> Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0312090905120.10370-100000 at rocky>
> The cAos-EL projects have been officially renamed to:
>         centos (Community ENTerprise Operating System)
> This only affects caosel1 and caosel2.
> This is partly an aid in dispelling the version confusion.
> ========        centos-1
> Description:
> centos-1 is a freely distributable OS built from the source 
> at:
> -- Russ herrold

The first thing we, the CentOS Board, decided was that we would base the
anniversary on a release date and not a formation date.  We decided that
it was when something was accomplished, not when something was formed
... and we wanted to base the anniversary a release.

Then we needed to pick which release we wanted to base it on.  We
decided to base it on the release date of CentOS-2.1.

Technically, the CentOS-3.1 release date (19 March 2004) happened
earlier than the CentOS-2.1 release date (14 May 2004) ... but since EL
2.1 was released before EL 3.0 (or 3.1) by Red Hat, we decided to go
with the CentOS-2.1 release date.

So, that is the reason. 

Thanks for your input.

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