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

Thu Aug 15 21:40:14 UTC 2013
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
>> How about the real history, where Red Hat took a bunch of software
>> developed by others, published the barely-working stuff with horrible
>> bugs (read the changelogs if you disagree....), then accepted
>> contributed debugging, fixes and improvements from the users until it
>> was good enough to charge for, then they cut off access even to the
>> people who had helped make it usable.  And CentOS helps fix that
>> problem
> so what
> what about live and let live?

What about bait and switch?

> remove anything delevoped by RH paied employes in the last 10 years
> from the ecosystem and you stay here naked and helpless and most
> other distributions too in case of modern and rock solid software

Remove the stuff contributed by others and what would still work at all?

> GCC and the kernel are only two but importnat pieces where
> Redhat invested a lot of time and money over the years
> so whats your problem?

I guess I'd rather have seen the contributed work go to a distribution
that didn't develop a community with a free version and then after
accepting their work, take the free version away.  CentOS still gives
the same effect, so why didn't they just continue to allow

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com