[CentOS] CentOS Stream from bottom works, what is this?

Wed Dec 9 18:18:55 UTC 2020
Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org>

On Wed, Dec 09, 2020 at 04:03:42PM +0000, Laack, Andrea P wrote:
> The companies that pay for RHEL licenses for production and use CentOS for
> test will be left with a large problem. They will either need to purchase
> double the number of RHEL licenses and switch to RHEL for testing or go to
> another distribution. RHEL + 1 will not work for testing application
> compatibility with patches.

In the cases where RHEL + 0.1 (note not +1) won't work, I think it's
incredibly likely that this will be covered by the expanded low- and no-cost
RHEL offerings.

Part of the buried lede here is that with more RHEL accessibility, a lot of
the function that CentOS served for users will not be necessary anymore.

> No company will want to pay double the amount they are currently paying
> for RHEL licenses. This is not even addressing the cost and time it will
> take to switch over all the test servers.

Yeah, Red Hat knows this. Hence the above. If you have a specific case,
please email the centos-questions at redhat.com address -- that goes to the
people designing the new programs, not to sales.

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
Fedora Project Leader