[CentOS] Dag's comment at linuxtag

Thu Jul 2 18:45:55 UTC 2009
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 7:58 AM, Bogdan Nicolescu<bo2k2 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >From http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20090629
> "....Right next to the Gentoo stand was a group of young people, proudly displaying their affiliation with CentOS.
> Dag Wieers, the well-known maintainer of a once very popular RPM
> repository, greeted me with a big smile: "Do you know CentOS?" When I
> introduced myself, he looked somewhat disappointed: "Oh, so you know CentOS..." Still, we found a lot to talk about. "Yes, CentOS is often
> considered a server operating system," explained Dag, "but we are
> trying to change that. In fact, the latest release has many up-to-date
> desktop packages and we also have an extra repository with many
> application and drivers that are not officially part of Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux (RHEL)." He asserted: "CentOS can be a perfect system
> for those who need long-term stability and who don't want to take
> frequent and potentially risky upgrade paths." ...."

A serious doubt has been raised about the credibility of that story.
Did the reporter indeed meet Dag at the CentOS booth?  Or was it at a
nearby pub?

(info offered by NedSlider)