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

Fri Dec 11 16:14:55 UTC 2020
Phelps, Matthew <mphelps at cfa.harvard.edu>

On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 11:07 AM Richard B. Pyne <rpyne at kinfolk.org> wrote:

> Considering that it is being spearheaded by the originator of CentOS,
> with the original goals of CentOS (before being swallowed by RH then
> IBM) as a stable, enterprise OS, I'm putting my support behind Rocky
> rockylinux.org and would urge others to do the same.
> I've been around the Linux world for many years and looked at and tried
> many distributions. Most of them are either unstable or bloated, or both.
> The only thing I'd trust Oracle to do is screw the computing community
> any way possible.
I agree. My current plan is to recommend we stay on CentOS 7 and switch to
Rocky Linux for version 8, maybe in a year or so.

Worst case scenario is Red Hat kills CentOS 7 (which would *not* surprise
me at all now) and we need to bridge the gap with Oracle.

My gut feeling is Oracle doesn't see Oracle Linux as a money maker, apart
from getting some support contracts from it, so they'll leave it be for a

We shall see...

> On 12/11/2020 7:01 AM, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> > Le 11/12/2020 à 14:09, Liam O'Toole a écrit :
> >> OEL = Oracle Enterprise Linux? There is no reason in heaven or hell to
> trust them.
> >
> > As far as I'm concerned, they're the good guys now.
> >
> > :o)
> >
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*Matt Phelps*

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(Computation Facility, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)

Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

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