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

Wed Dec 9 18:29:51 UTC 2020
Phelps, Matthew <mphelps at cfa.harvard.edu>

On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 1:18 PM Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org> wrote:

> 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
> ______________________________________________

Don't you think it might have been a good idea to solicit these type of
situations *before* killing CenOS 8?

After the complete and utter disaster RedHat has shat upon the World with
the handling of this, there is no way anyone will ever trust that a "free"
or "low cost" version of RHEL will stay that way for any length of time. To
suggest so to this list, today, is ludicrous.

Unless there's a reversal of course here, I, and many others, will never
recommend any RHEL product to my superiors from now on.

(I'm hoping the horse isn't dead yet.)


*Matt Phelps*

*Information Technology Specialist, Systems Administrator*

(Computation Facility, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)

Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

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