[CentOS] NetworkManager

Sat Aug 23 22:05:29 UTC 2014
Keith Keller <kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us>

On 2014-08-23, Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> The suggestion you made to switch to commercial system [sorry I brought
> your suggestion one step further in the same direction, oh I'm really
> tricky person] is quite in line with what commercial vendors would like to
> happen to free (as free beer) competitive software: users, feel this free
> software is as nasty as our commercial alternative is.

I don't think that's precisely the issue.  The issue (to me anyway) is
that people are complaining about free software *whose explicitly stated
goal is to remain as closely as possible to the commercial upstream*.
If this were a base distro like Debian or Slackware, then people could
legitimately complain that Debian was moving to systemd, because the
Debian maintainers made that decision.  The CentOS maintainers did not!

So it's not really about free vs. nonfree, it's about who the deciders

Since I mentioned it, Slackware might be a reasonable compromise for
those of you who prefer a more ''purist'' (whatever that means)
environment but don't want to completely break away from linux.  When I
was an active Slackware user I heard the comparison that Slackware was
the most *BSD-like of the linux distros.


kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us