[CentOS] Centos podcast on FLOSS weekly

John Hinton webmaster at ew3d.com
Fri Nov 19 12:56:55 EST 2010

On 11/19/2010 7:45 AM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 11/19/2010 04:26 AM, John Hinton wrote:
>> Hey KB... you look and sound just like you type! :)
> Not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing :)
Well, being a heterosexual male... I don't think I can comment further 
as I'm not 'qualified'. LOL!!!

A bit of my history. I was looking at Debian when RedHat ended my 
subscription method, which was quite reasonable and adopted the much 
higher rate. Then Whitebox came along and I quickly jumped to that. I 
cyber-met Johnny Hughes over there. I found CentOS at about the time it 
was forming and asked Johnny about it and switched to CentOS during that 
time when the downloads got pounded with each new minor version upgrade. 
So, I've been hanging out here for a while. That said, there is one 
thing that I have somehow known, but became crystal clear in that 
interview. The 'mindset' of the core team is phenomenal. The maturity 
level is actually astounding!

I have seen some come into this list and 'go off' on a member of the 
core team, not knowing who they were talking to. It seems that in each 
case, any of you could have responded likewise. But, I have never known 
that to happen (or at least not in a kind or proper manner).

We are 'all' obviously very much indebted to your long hours of hard 
work. And as humans, you must at least have some feeling of being owed 
or whatever you want to call that. But yet, always your tempers are put 
at bay and what comes forth is 'always' only positive for the entire 
project. Now, I don't know how in words to state my respect for that... 
and the fact that it seems to be the whole core team. You must have had 
lengthy discussions to all vow to such an attitude. Perhaps the most 
commendable portion of the entire project.

John Hinton
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