[CentOS] How can a company help, officially?

Mon Apr 11 22:00:35 UTC 2011
Radu Gheorghiu <radu at pengooin.net>

On 04/11/2011 11:54 PM, Tru Huynh wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 03:37:28PM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> On 4/11/2011 2:59 PM, Tru Huynh wrote:
>>>>> Make your own experiment (i.e rebuild your own clone) and document/report back
>>>>> what you find out as the proper order of rebuild of the upstream SRPMS ?
>>>> So having everyone repeat the same mistakes with no coordination is your
>>>> idea of doing things faster?
>>> who is everyone?
>> I might throw some time and equipment at it if I knew I wasn't
>> re-inventing square wheels (or even round ones for that matter).  And I
>> suspect that others smarter than I am would do the same and maybe even
>> improve the approach by coming up with ways to predict the build
>> environment needed to reproduce a given binary to reduce the
>> trial-and-error time.
> Same answer for you than I made for Dag, volonteer to coordinate, build,
> write scripts, publish *your* work and you will be helping your fellows.
Oh really? If each tech would do his own rebuild and then publish it we 
would end up with a few thousand more distributions. I doubt we all can 
then follow all that work.
I think we are having this discussion since we want to improve CentOS, 
not have our own distro. I think if somebody wants his own, he already 
has it or he is working on it behind closed doors (ahem...).
>>   But I don't see this happening if the process
>> stays closed any more than I think there would be a useful Linux today -
>> or most of the packages comprising Red Hat's product - if development
>> had not been open and shared.
> I only see wasted time talking, no actions. I will be happy to be proven wrong.
> Tru
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