On Thu, 25 Feb 2021 at 17:26, Gionatan Danti <g.danti at assyoma.it> wrote: > Il 2021-02-25 22:35 Stephen John Smoogen ha scritto: > > Mainly because customers don't want to pay for that work which is > > considerable. If Red Hat builds it, it is expected to have all kinds of > > 'promises' equivalent to its other products and that is expensive in > > terms > > of QA, engineering, documentation, various certifications, etc. Package > > growth goes up quickly so if people are complaining about the cost of a > > RHEL license for 4000 src rpms, then what would it be at 20,000 to > > 30,000. > > It is easier to allow the community to choose to do the work it wants > > and > > then 'consumers' of said repository get what they can. > > [Including Valeri] I doubt it. Price is mainly defined by offer and > demand (which is, in turn, driven by how much value the customer put > behind the product). While production/support cost can put a lower bound > on it, I don't think this is the case for Red Hat. > The fun part about this doubt is that anyone should be able to prove it right or wrong easily. All it takes is to set up a build system, recompile all the code from Fedora wanted in it, and then offer support contracts to cover work on it. If there is a market for it then they can set the price to cover all 20,000 packages and then find out what is expected by the customer for the prices charged. -- Stephen J Smoogen.