[CentOS] [CentOS-devel] https://blog.centos.org/2020/12/future-is-centos-stream/

Tue Dec 8 16:35:02 UTC 2020
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 12/8/20 10:29 AM, Jonathan Billings wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 08, 2020 at 11:15:04AM -0500, Rich Bowen wrote:
>> That page was never a contract. It's a web page published by an open source
>> project. Please do not misconstrue it as a contract.
> I don't think anyone seriously thought it was a contract.
> Open Source works largely on trust.  Trust that the developers aren't
> going to intentionally harm their users, and the trust that those
> developers will provide a consistent product.  Developers earn the
> trust of their users.  Trust is the basic commodity for Open Source. 
> That doesn't mean that open source providers always provide those
> things.  There are many, many stories out there where upstream makes
> an abrupt change that their users dislike.  And if you've broken that
> trust, end users are going to be wary of ever putting any more trust
> in the developers.
> Maybe the CentOS Stream thing will work out OK for everyone.  But the
> way this was announced, there are a lot of people who have lost trust
> in CentOS and Red Hat.  Changing the end of life for CentOS 8 has
> broken our trust in the project.
> I see a lot of promises that Stream will have better engagement with
> the community.  Why would we trust these promises?

You should NOT trust them.  You should observe them.