[CentOS] How can a company help, officially?

Tue Apr 12 17:02:20 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/12/2011 10:55 AM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> If compile/test servers are an issue, can we do for CentOS what we do
>> for distributed Prime number/SETI computation serving?
> Not as far as I know, ensuring environ sanity across something of this
> nature would be a massive issue. Not easy to solve, unless the environ
> as a whole is shipped out.

If the process can be scripted into repeatable builds, all you really 
need is to return the info needed to repeat the one correct build on 
sanitized equipment, discarding the actual artifacts built elsewhere.

But Johnny's postings seem pretty insistent on never releasing the 
actual scripts in a form that can be used elsewhere or by anyone outside 
the project, so maybe a more productive approach would be some way of 
coordinating contributions toward purchasing virtual server time in some 
cloud where your secret scripts could assemble build components from 
undisclosed places but still do a lot of operations in parallel.  That 
could have a lower bar than donating whole servers and perhaps it could 
be done without the project itself having to handle any money. 
Personally, I'd rather run things on my own machines, but so far I don't 
see any hope of that happening in a productive way.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com