[CentOS] Red Hat CEO: Go Ahead, Copy Our Software

Thu Aug 15 20:20:15 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> http://www.businessinsider.com/red-hat-ceo-go-ahead-copy-our-software-2013-8
> Title says is all. Nice to know RH understands and accepts the
> relationship between CentOS and RHEL.
> Although it is complex. After all, if too many choose CentOS, there
> may no longer be a CentOS. However, I don't think I would refer to
> CentOS as a "parasite" as the author Matt Asay does. More appropriate
> to call it symbiotic.
> Is the relationship a 50/50 affair? Not sure.
> Complicating matters even more is Oracle Unmistakable Linux.

Yeah, and the author *really* doesn't understand, and didn't bother to
try, to do their research.

Arguably one critical area that CentOS hasn't helped Red Hat is with
developers. While developers want the latest and greatest technology, Red
Hat's bread-and-butter audience over the years has been operations
departments, which want stable and predictable software. (Read: boring.)
CentOS, by cloning RHEL's slow-and-steady approach to Linux development,
is ill-suited to attracting developers.
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As I said....