[CentOS] RHEL changes

Fri Jan 22 14:36:11 UTC 2021
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On 1/22/21 9:10 AM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> My guess is that no one wants to go to a new OS alone. They want to go 
> with all their mailing list buddies but they also want to make a 
> STATEMENT to stick it in the eye of Red Hat for doing this. Going to a 
> staid and quiet existing OS doesn't make that statement. Going to a 
> competing company like Oracle does have the stick in the eye, but it 
> already has its own community and ways of doing things in an Oracle way. 

Well said.  The 'in your face!' attitude of 'sticking it to The Man' is 
pretty juvenile.

I'm going to be transitioning to the most staid and quiet of those 
choices myself.  It will be like starting over from scratch in terms of 
community, and at this point in my career I think that's ok.  If the 
need were to arise like it arose for me back in 1999 when I stepped up 
in Red Hat Land to maintain the upstream PostgreSQL RPMs then I would 
step right in as a newcomer and build a reputation in that community.  
There's something to be said for starting from scratch with a nearly new 
reputation; while your successes won't follow you, neither will your