[CentOS] Changes at Red Hat confouding CentOS (was: What happened to 6.1)

Tue Nov 15 02:39:51 UTC 2011
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 5:57 PM, Alan McKay <alan.mckay at gmail.com> wrote:

> Basically from what I gather, while Red Hat cannot restrict access to
> sources, they can restrict access to binaries.  And since CentOS has a
> goal of binary compatibility with upstream, they are essentially left
> trying to hit an unknown target.  But (now I'm stretching my limited
> knowledge even further) Scientific does not have this restriction
> since they are less concerned about exact binary compat.

You are stretching your knowledge to a wrong direction :)

Both CentOS and Scientific Linux *aim* at 100% binary compatibility
and they are both doing their best toward that goal. However, neither
is perfect.