[CentOS] Thanks (was re: Neosurge.com)

Sat Apr 30 15:47:57 UTC 2005
Collins Richey <crichey at gmail.com>

On 4/30/05, Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-04-30 at 07:05 -0400, Mark Weaver wrote:
> > John,
> >
> > I just wanna say THANK YOU for the AWESOME distro and keep up the
> > fantastic work. CentOS 4 is definitely without a doubt the most
> > rock-solid, outa-the-box distro I've ever used. And I'm loving every
> > minute of it. I've even managed to get my boss hooked on it and now our
> > linux machines are being converted to CentOS. :)

I have to say dittos on all points. Unfortunately, not many bosses are
willing to step outside the "pay for a license, even though it's never
used, we have it in case all our admins are run over by trucks" box.
My employer has <>100 workstations and a few dozen servers. Most of
this is RH9 stuff, and we're getting reading to buy lots of REHL3
licenses. Never would the company consider a workable alternative like
CentOS. Sad, but true.

> >
> I want to make sure that everyone knows this is a team effort. There are
> 10 developers in 3 versions (2.1, 3.x, 4.x) and 6 arches (i386, x86_64,
> ia64, s390, s390x, ppc).  Not all of these are currently released, but
> the ones that aren't are under continuous development.
[ snipped list of developers ]

> All that being said, for CentOS Project to be able to do some of the
> things we need to do, we need cash and resources.  That's just how it
> is.
> CentOS is and always will be a totally free community project.  
> We have established a donation page
> ( http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=23 ) where we
> accept payments in USD, EUR, and GBP.  
> Just some numbers about CentOS:

[ rest snipped ]

I'll be sending in my contribution.

Thanks, Johnny, for the full disclosure of CentOS information, and
good luck with everything. I know you(plural)'ll keep up the good

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