[CentOS] How can a company help, officially?

Wed Apr 13 16:55:04 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 04/13/2011 10:24 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 4/12/2011 5:40 PM, R P Herrold wrote:
>> There is no compelling reason
>> to tamper with a system that works that I have seen so far.
> Is there any amount of elapsed time that will convince you otherwise?
> I'll refrain from calling this passage of time a delay, since that would 
> imply some sort of schedule, but it would nice if the project web site 
> set expectations appropriately.
> And wouldn't the same 'system that works' comment have applied to 
> WhiteBox for some bounded period of time?

Our goals have not changed, they are still what they were and what are
posted.  Sometimes it takes longer than we want.

People have a choice.  They can use CentOS or they can use something else.

We do not need to say the same things over and over again.

There is no "time limit" that we would go past where I would allow
people who I do not know and trust to commit items into the CentOS tree.
 I have to use this in production and it has to be done correctly.  It
does not matter how long it takes if it is done right.

Whitebox is not, nor was it ever, deployed on 29% of all Linux webserver
servers worldwide.  CentOS is ... right now ... deployed on 29% of web
servers on the Internet that use Linux.  That is more than RHEL and
Ubuntu combined:

CentOS is also deployed on 8 of the top 500 supercomputers in the world
(actually more than 8, because many that use CentOS instead just say
Linux as a generic name):

Specifically Ranger:

CentOS is in use in hundreds of Universities all over the world.

CentOS is a major player on the Amazon Cloud:

We must be doing something right.

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