>> Fully agree. This attitude has lead many companies I know to drop >> CentOS >> in favour of other distros. This project is sure not going in the >> right >> direction. >> I know, I'm going to be told to use something else, I know I know, >> I'm >> looking for alternatives. > > Good ... if you don't like CentOS, then we do not want you to use it. > > For people who do like it, we do want you to use it. > > What we do not want is for people to think that they have a Service > Level Agreement with CentOS to produce updates on their schedule. > > If you WANT a service level agreement with me, then you may contract > for > one. If you pay me enough, I will guarantee you updates on what ever > schedule you are willing to pay for. I will be very professional in > my > dealings with you in that case too. > > When you want something that is provided for free, and when you want > to > treat me like you are paying me a million dollars a year to give it > to > you, guess what ... > > You can also get service level agreements from Red Hat or from Oracle > or > Novell. If this is all about money and what isn't, why don't you try and start accepting cash donations to the project which have been disabled for a couple of years now? Some extra income for the devs with no strings attached. You may even set financing targets the way wikipedia does it. What's wrong with that?