[CentOS] CentOS Project Infrastructure

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 21:55:45 UTC 2009

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Ned Slider<ned at unixmail.co.uk> wrote:
> R P Herrold wrote:
>> On Thu, 6 Aug 2009, Marcus Moeller wrote:
> <snip everything>
> The bit that causes all the confusion here is the "C" in the name
> CentOS. It would all be so much clearer if the project would just rename
> to EntOS because that's what it is.
> I guess the "Community" bit refers to the community of users, nothing more.

The word Community has multiple definitions and is usually what the
people living in it want. A community can be a commune or a
dictatorship of the meritocrit. Its rules do not have to be democratic
or even open to outsiders (or insiders who are not 'blessed') And a
community does not mean that anyone who 'moves in' are automatically
part of the community.

And each person coming to an online community will bring whatever of
the above views of how a community works .. which is why a lot of
people grump, flame, and disagree violently about why XYZ community
initiative is not a community.

Stephen J Smoogen.

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?
-- Robert Browning

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