[CentOS] Centos versions in the future?

Wed Apr 28 16:08:22 UTC 2021
R C <cjvijf at gmail.com>

I think the budget needed would be in the millions, 10's of millions...  
that is hard to do with a gofundme page or a bake sale on an annual 
basis.  if it only was a 100k or couple of 100k,  IBM and others 
wouldn't care to keep it going I think, besides funding, there were 
organizational reasons too I believe.

On 4/28/21 7:36 AM, Christopher Wensink wrote:
> Speaking of financing, it's common for non-profits such as churches 
> and other organizations to have an annual budget review that is put 
> together to lay out the budget, and expenses to see how each cost is 
> broken down.
> Is there an equivalent budget page that annual review of expenses for 
> CentOS / Stream?
> If there isn't then perhaps it would be beneficial to have such a 
> page, something that lists out the line by line expenses, so that 
> everyone is aware of how expensive that maintaining a distro truly is.
> Once those numbers are known then perhaps a fundraising campaign with 
> a visual like a thermometer type of graphic on the right side of the 
> page saying our budget each year is 100k (or whatever it is, I'm 
> making up a number) and our fundraising so far is 12k for the year, etc.
> Thoughts?
> Chris
> On 4/28/2021 8:28 AM, R C wrote:
>> you think you can fund something like that with a bake sale or so?, 
>> maintaining a separate distro for the same thing is VERY expensive
>> On 4/28/21 2:08 AM, Nikolaos Milas wrote:
>>> On 28/4/2021 10:35 π.μ., Nikolaos Milas wrote:
>>>> All that, in turn, are very much dependent on community involvement 
>>>> and project management & financing.
>>> By the way, I think that CentOS, before it was "absorbed" by Redhat, 
>>> could/might have addressed the community for fund raising, rather 
>>> than abandoning the project to RH, which, as others have mentioned, 
>>> was an unmistakable sign of upcoming CentOS EOL as we had come to 
>>> know it.
>>> If the financing need was communicated correctly, I am very 
>>> confident that financing would have been secured, e.g. by using a 
>>> public fund raising platform, due to CentOS huge install base and 
>>> community.
>>> Any of those current (or future) projects that might prove 
>>> successful enough to become CentOS successor (as a RHEL binary twin, 
>>> and not as Stream), should use the community financing model, in 
>>> order to avoid CentOS fate.
>>> My 0.01$ :)
>>> Nick
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