[CentOS] Fedora change that will probably affect RHEL

Wed Jul 29 09:58:51 UTC 2015
Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com>

On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 08:01:21PM -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 6:17 PM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:
> > Warren Young wrote:
> >
> >
> >> No, I am making the assumption that the vast majority of CentOS installs
> >> are racked up in datacenters, VPS hosts, etc.
> >
> > Is that true, I wonder?
> > For some reason Fedora and CentOS seem reluctant to find out anything
> > about their users (or what their users want).
> This is confusing. I think it's overwhelmingly, abundantly clear that
> Fedora care about their users and are listening. CentOS cares with a
> hard and fast upper limit which is binary compatibility with RHEL. So
> if you want to change CentOS behavior you'd have to buy into RHEL and
> convince Red Hat, and then it'd trickle down to CentOS.
As the one who started this thread, and has watched it explode, I feel like
a troll, and apologize to everyone. 

I've seen various decisions made by Fedora, which weren't even necessarily
bad for its apparent target audience, the desktop user, that, while not
insurmountable, get put into RHEL, and therefore CentOS.

Fedora has made several decisions where a developer or developers will
ignore popular opinion.  I remember when pkgkit would allow any user to
update through the GUI without authentication and it took the story making
the front page of slashdot to get it changed.  

Like any organization, Fedora has some people who are very responsive to user 
input and others who aren't.  To me the reason to make noise about
something in Fedora is to try to keep it from getting into RHEL and hence

Scott Robbins
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