[CentOS] How can a company help, officially?

Wed Apr 13 17:05:04 UTC 2011
Radu Gheorghiu <radu at pengooin.net>

On 04/13/2011 07:55 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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.
I don't think that's what we are discussing here about. I think we are 
discussing about making it all open, so that everybody can setup a build 
environment easily and start working on the real issues, not working on 
the build environment itself. You replied to one of my questions, and 
gave me plenty of information. I thank you for that. That's useful. 
However, if I want to start troubleshooting packages right away, and 
help CentOS, I can't do that.
I will first have to loop through emails from you on this list. Find 
hints on the build environment. Loop through bugs.centos find hints 
there as well. Probably it will take me much more time setting things 
up, than actually debugging the trouble package. So, what I think we (we 
= some of us) are asking, is make it easy for anybody to set this up and 
start debugging. The way things are right now, no wonder few people 
help. People who can actually help here, have little time. If you don't 
give them some resources, thy won't bother figuring it out.
> 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:
> http://w3techs.com/technologies/details/os-linux/all/all
> 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):
> http://www.top500.org/stats/list/36/os
> Specifically Ranger:
> http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/lone_ranger
> CentOS is in use in hundreds of Universities all over the world.
> CentOS is a major player on the Amazon Cloud:
> http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=BE5C04FE-1A64-6A71-CEBD76121F6F5495
> We must be doing something right.
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