[CentOS] Dag's comment at linuxtag

Fri Jul 3 13:39:27 UTC 2009
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

Didi wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 7:45 PM, Akemi Yagi<amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?
> Hahah. I was there when they where talking and I can confirm that it
> was at the booth and everyone was sober.
>> http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2558/3679382429_d535f79823_o.jpg
>> (info offered by NedSlider)
> Have a look at the time the photo was taken. The booth only opened at
> 10 and the photo was taken before. Maybe subscribe to the promo list
> where this was discussed. Funny that such accusations are coming out
> of the community.
> Cheers Didi

Hi Didi,

I believe it was said as a joke and posted here to somewhat lighten the 
tone of this thread :)