[CentOS] Open Letter to Lance Davis

Fri Jul 31 14:55:21 UTC 2009
Marcelo M. Garcia <marcelo.maia.garcia at googlemail.com>

Connie Sieh wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Jul 2009, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>>> Les Mikesell wrote:
>>>> Has anyone considered joining forces with Scientific Linux to reduce the
>>>>   workload and give both a more robust infrastructure?
>>> Yes, but the goals are rather different.
>> I thought both had upstream compatibility as the main goal - and both
>> seem competent enough that I wouldn't expect many problems in this
>> regard.  SL also claims a secondary goal of making site customization
>> easy - perhaps Centos as we know it could simply be one of those
>> customizations and going forward other variations would be easy.  If the
>> people doing the work aren't getting any value out of the brand name, I
>> don't see the point of fragmenting the user community for what is
>> essentially the same thing.
> I was expecting it to be the other way around.  With Centos the base and 
> SL a site(or something like it). In RHEL 6 I expect the distro rebuild tools to make sites easier.  This 
> comment is based on the distro rebuild tools in Fedora.  We built a custom 
> Fedora 10 to test this idea.  These are pungi, revisor and the iso image 
> tool(forgot its name).
> -Connie Sieh
>>> --
>>  Les Mikesell
>>    lesmikesell at gmail.c

CentOS and Scientific Linux together would be like dream come true.