[CentOS] Announcing Open-sourced & Community-Driven RHEL Fork by CloudLinux

Fri Dec 11 13:09:46 UTC 2020
Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole at gmail.com>

On Fri, 11 Dec, 2020 at 07:48:25 -0500, Scott Robbins wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 12:21:35PM +0000, Liam O'Toole wrote:
> > On Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 at 13:12:26 -0600, Tom Bishop wrote:
> > > +1
> > > Looks like between Springdale, Rocky and CloudLinux there will be options.
> > > Such a bad decision that RH made to do this...
> > 
> > True. I just hope that the various alternatives will pool their resources. History has shown that RHEL derivatives require a lot of effort to maintain. It would be a shame to dissipate that effort among a number of competing distros.
> One problem has been that RedHat, when they see a clone is successful, will
> tend to hire the lead developer. This is what happened to Scientific Linux,
> back when CentOS was late with a release (one of the head developers had
> the temerity to get married around that time and somehow, that took some of
> his time).  Scientific Linux was gaining popularity and RH hired their head
> developer. This was before RH was bought by IBM.

That's a good point. It's a perpetual whack-a-mole. But I prefer to whack an open-source mole rather than a proprietary one.

> One assumes however, that this wouldn't happen with OEL, though one never
> knows.  

OEL = Oracle Enterprise Linux? There is no reason in heaven or hell to trust them.