[CentOS] Dag's comment at linuxtag

R P Herrold herrold at centos.org
Tue Jun 30 15:26:47 UTC 2009

On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Radu-Cristian FOTESCU wrote:

> But I *do* have a problem with RPM Fusion and Karanbir's repo, because
> they keep packages in "testing" even if nothing happens (they could stay
> there until 2014, right?).

oh _+please+_  troll elsewhere .. no-one forces you to use any 
third party repository, and you are late to the game.

has not been materially updated for over five years, because 
there is no longer any material purpose to it.

EPEL decided [was arm-wrestled to submission by @redhat's ;) ] 
to continue down the 'there can be only one' path Warren 
announced long ago in 'fedora.us'.  I disagree.  We are both 
right, and I address the matter by not using third party 
binary archives and building all the time

Red Hat as a commercial entity has much to lose from a lawsuit 
alleging contributory infringement (patented codec's, etc); 
Red Hat owns Fedora, and Red Hat owns EPEL.  End of story as 
they have a duty to to be risk adverse to their shareholders

'amicable 'federation' is about all that one can achieve' Not 
the end of the world -- not hard -- and I publish the fruit I 

-- Russ herrold

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