[CentOS] Blog article: CentOS is NOT dead

Mon Dec 14 15:09:59 UTC 2020
Konstantin Boyandin <lists at boyandin.info>

On 14.12.2020 21:41, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> Le 14/12/2020 à 15:25, James Pearson a écrit :
>> As others have said, it misses the _really_ important bit about the
>> traditional CentOS model which is to follow the RHEL ~10 year life cycle
> I totally agree with you.
> But when you disagree with someone (e.g. the CentOS team), it's good at
> to hear the person out.
> Back at the university here in Montpellier, we had a funny exercise in one
> the courses. Every one of us had to pick a subject where he or she had a
> position. I remember I chose nuclear energy, which I think is a bad
 choice. And
> in the exercise, I had to *defend* nuclear energy against its opponents.
> And I published the link to the article because it's a fine text and
> argumented.

Well, it's mostly emotional (the leitmotif: "how can you say CentOS 
Stream is bad if you didn't try it?"). And the author's bio spoils the 
fun, as well:

"Ben Porter is a Linux and open source advocate, currently working as an 
OpenShift consultant for Red Hat."

And the comments to the graphs, where RHEL, CentOS and Fedora are placed 
on a line, are simply ridiculous (such as "did you use to consider RHEL 
to be the CentOS beta?"). With all due respect to Ben Porter, it didn't 
convince me.


Konstantin Boyandin
system administrator (ProWide Labs Ltd. - IPHost Network Monitor)