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

Tue Dec 8 20:01:23 UTC 2020
centos at niob.at <centos at niob.at>

On 08/12/2020 15:48, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 12/8/20 8:35 AM, Bill Gee wrote:
>> Aside from the the latest shiny - what are the advantages of CentOS 8 Stream?  What are the benefits?
>> I read through the announcement and FAQ, but they do not address that question.  Is it just a name change?  Is it an attempt to put CentOS on a subscription model?
> Stream is the RHEL sorce code for rhel + 0.1 .. so durng the 8.3 rhel
> cycle, stream will be rhel 8.4 source code.
> It is not very far ahead of the current code.  It is indeed the code you
> will get in 6 months.  It is not 'new shiny' .. it is newer enterprise.
> What are the benefits:
> 1)  Many people (like Intel and Facebook) are providing feedback in real
> time.  So can any user.  They should have in place, before RHEL 9
> development starts, the ability to accept public community pull requests
> into stream.
> 2)  This code is still RHEL source code .. it is just not released in
> rhel yet.  Almost all of it will be released in the upcoming RHEL point
> release.
> 3)  Most bugs will get fixed faster, if the code is pulled into stream.
>   Many times you don't get the fix until the next point release .. and
> this will be what stream is.

You are putting lipstick on a pig. Let's face it: This is IBM pulling 
the plug on CentOS.

Not a single one of those "benefits" will benefit *me*. I am a private 
user hosting his own machines with CentOS for stability but using RHEL 
for work. I do not have the money to pay for RHEL. But I do contribute 
to open-source projects, some of which are part of RHEL.

I'm pretty sure IBM is behind this: They still do not like the 
open-source model. They only like money.

After 20 years of running and advocating for Redhat based Distros 
(Fedora on workstations, CentOS on servers) I night have to jump ship 
(if somebody is going to clone "classic" CentOS to keep tracing RHEL I 
might reconsider). Debian or Ubuntu: here I come. I will also no longer 
advocate for RHEL in the workplace where we used CentOS for 
non-production machines and RHEL for production.

Thanks for the hard work you put into CentOS over the years. Sorry to 
hear that it now turns out to have been wasted.