[CentOS] redhat vs centos

Tue Nov 1 12:25:53 UTC 2011
Brian Mathis <brian.mathis+centos at betteradmin.com>

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 7:58 AM, Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at iki.fi> wrote:
> 2011/11/1 Dennis Jacobfeuerborn <dennisml at conversis.de>:
>> On 11/01/2011 06:53 AM, Eero Volotinen wrote:
>>> 2011/11/1 Bob Hoffman<bob at bobhoffman.com>:
>>>> I have been reading the threads on here with great ernest about redhat
>>>> making a move to throw off centos compilations.
>>>> I read some stories about microsoft wanting to work closer with centos
>>>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/17/microsoft_and_centos/
>>>> I have to update to centos 6 due to some needs of clients who need newer
>>>> mysql and php (and installing them on centos5
>>>> was too hard for me).
>>> You can get updated php and mysql from ius community repo.
>>> http://iuscommunity.org/
>> I don't think the real question here is whether you can get updated
>> packages from somewhere but if it's worthwhile to build upon centos when
>> it's becoming increasingly difficult for centos to make releases.
> Well, I mainly use RHEL on production systems - for many reasons. You
> can also try use scientific linux..
> br,
> Eero

When Redhat announced the changes they made it very clear they were
trying to prevent other companies (like Oracle and Novell) who were
providing support to RHEL customers at reduced rates.  They have never
said they were concerned with the free clones and in fact have helped
CentOS many times in the past (according to statements from the core

Redhat knows that the free distros help them maintain market share,
and gain customers who need full support eventually.  The issues
CentOS are seeing are simply collateral damage to the larger war
against the other big companies who are trying to provide services by

-☙ Brian Mathis ❧-