[CentOS] How can a company help, officially?

Tue Apr 12 11:31:44 UTC 2011
Radu Gheorghiu <radu at pengooin.net>

On 04/12/2011 02:01 PM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 04/12/2011 01:21 AM, Phil Schaffner wrote:
>> Karanbir Singh wrote on 04/11/2011 12:20 PM:
>> ...
>>> No, re-read what I said. Ownership in the distro is quite a different
>>> ballgame from userend support.
>> Yes, but it seems to be rather closely held.
> The option I was talking about was how that can change - people can step
> up to take ownership of various components in the distro - was that not
> clear in my email ? I can try and put this into a more verbose text and
> explain how something like this might work.
I think you are avoiding the real issue here, again and again. It's not 
about ownership. It's not about taking ownership.
It's about making the process open. A simple wiki page describing what 
you are doing now, and a ftp URL with files to download would do.
Then, everybody can contribute. There can be 100 people trying to fix a 
bug, rather than 1 person who takes "ownership" .. what's this ownership 
>> There has been extensive support and agitation among the user-base for
>> more timely updates, particularly for security issues.  It seems obvious
>> to me that there is considerable room for improvement.
> sure, I dont deny that. But when there are options available for people
> to help with that, noone seems really keen on getting on board. The few
> who do are actively discouraged from doing what they can.
>> A lot of people have been thinking rather hard about how CentOS can be
>> improved.  Please share your thoughts on what needs to be done, and
>> carry through with a plan of action to accomplish it.  Nobody is in a
>> better position to do that than you are.
> Sure, I am happy to do that.
> - KB
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