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The Future of CentOS

Re: The Future of CentOS
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2020, 12:01:06 AM »
Red Hat might have shot themselves in the foot with this Centos move. 

Just released:

Greg Kurtzer (Centos Founder) issued the following press statement Wednesday:

"I was just as shocked as the rest of the community with the news from Red Hat. When I started CentOS 16 years ago, I never imagined the incredible reach and impact it would have around the world on individuals and companies who rely on CentOS for Linux distribution.

In response to this unexpected shift, I am proud to announce the launch of a new project, Rocky Linux, in honor of my late CentOS co-founder Rocky McGough. I’ve started calling on participation from the global community and quickly assembling a team to further our founding commitment of ensuring seamless continuity of business operations for companies running CentOS 8 far beyond 2021. In just one day, we’ve seen an overwhelming response from thousands of supporters eager to join the project."

Also this:  https://www.theregister.com/2020/12/10/rocky_linux/

Such is the beauty of open source.
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Re: The Future of CentOS
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2020, 09:48:07 AM »
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Re: The Future of CentOS
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2020, 04:19:19 PM »

This one is fun:

Edit by the moderator:  Yes you and Stefano have had alot of fun with this thread, but you both need to grow up.


Note this:


And then look at how many billions Redhat have in revenue each year..... $3+ billion in 2018?

The costs are chicken feed to them.

"I had to internalise it for a few days"? WTF? Corporate bullshit. You mean they didn't sit and thrash this out for months? They just decided yesterday with not thought?

I think Stream is fine if you want a touch more cutting edge - it WILL be ahead. But that isn't what people signed up for with CentOS. Also note comments from devs WRT elrepo etc.

And also it inevitably shift our target dates too.

RH knew this would provoke some fury (and some of the CentOS devs with their Red Hats they so proudly received are  choking on the felt right now), but did it anyway.

Despite pleas to the contrary, I see the hidden hand of IBM behind it who want more stuff for their cloud (why they bought RH in the first place), want increased revenue from RH - so cut costs - and want to get shot of the freeloaders.

Note a lot of RH devs suddenly popped up everywhere spouting the party line. It is comical.

Hey ho. See what happen in 6 months time.
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