[CentOS] redhat vs centos

Tue Nov 1 16:33:57 UTC 2011
Digimer <linux at alteeve.com>

On 11/01/2011 12:27 PM, Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 8:58 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs> wrote:
>> Vreme: 11/01/2011 04:50 PM, Digimer piše:
>>> On 11/01/2011 01:46 AM, Bob Hoffman wrote:
>>>> I have been reading the threads on here with great ernest about redhat
>>>> making a move to throw off centos compilations.
>>> Having spoken to folks at Red Hat in an unofficial capacity, I strongly
>>> believe that CentOS is appreciated by Red Hat. Changes Red Hat makes
>>> have nothing to do with "throwing off" CentOS. They do what they do for
>>> reasons that, to them, make technical and business sense. Nothing more.
>> Then Red Hat should see what problems CentOS team has and try to help
>> them even with behind closed doors, like giving them tips what order to
>> use to build packages, etc.
> I also see that Red Hat would appreciate CentOS but may not actively
> provide helping hands.
> One major contribution CentOS makes is to help maintain the Red Hat
> ecosystem as was pointed out by others. If it was not for CentOS, I
> would not have my current RHEL entitlement. :-)
> Real "problem" with recent release troubles with CentOS is that some
> (or many?) are migrating to Ubuntu/Debian rather than to other RHEL
> clones, which might eventually hurt the entire Red Hat community. See
> the trend at:
> http://w3techs.com/technologies/history_details/os-linux
> Akemi

One thing that, I believe, would go a long way to helping CentOS would
be for those of us who have purchased RHEL licenses after using CentOS
to actually tell Red Hat this.

If the "bean counters" hear from customers that they *are* customers
thanks to their ability to use CentOS earlier on, it would help bolster
the arguments coming from the technical folk who see the value in CentOS.

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