[CentOS] How can a company help, officially?

Mon Apr 11 19:16:53 UTC 2011
Digimer <linux at alteeve.com>

On 04/11/2011 03:10 PM, Dag Wieers wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Apr 2011, Tru Huynh wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 08:19:22PM +0200, Dag Wieers wrote:
>>> Considering you follow the "it's released when it's ready" mantra, what
>> [ ... ]
>>> I no longer expect any change.
>> Then why are you always coming back here to voice your concerns
>> if you don't expect any change?
> Convince me otherwise. These concerns are not just my concerns, I have had 
> companies calling me for more information or advice because these 
> questions go unanswered.
> But few people dare to raise their voice on this list.
> There have been interviews by CentOS developers on popular websites in the 
> past promising improvements to how the project is organized, but releases 
> take longer and development/QA stays closed. Why is that ?

/putting on asbestos pants.

each release is more complex than the last. The web of dependency grows,
so the reverse-engineering takes longer and longer.

Perhaps the tact to take is to apply pressure to the upstream provider
to release the build details? I am sure that many folks who start with
CentOS, grow to be large and move to RH proper. So there is, I would
venture, an argument to be made that RH providing this info to CentOS
and helping CentOS thrive would be beneficial for their business.

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