Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 26th Apr 2007 19:25 UTC, submitted by RJop
Fedora Core "The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of the fourth and final test release of Fedora 7! Test 4 is for beta users." Announcement and release notes here. Update: Screenshots.
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RE[2]: Fedora rocks
by chocobanana on Fri 27th Apr 2007 13:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Fedora rocks"
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2006-01-04

Here: http://weblog.infoworld.com/openresource/archives/2006/01/red_hat_t...

It basically shows how to make an IT company survive from Open Source in a capitalist world. What do you get from it as a non customer or non affiliate to Red Hat? You get their contributions to the Linux Kernel and other OSS projects.

Now it's easy to flame Red Hat by saying it's all about interests, but IMMO (In My Moderate Opinion) who doesn't has interests? People always have interests. Wanting a free world is an interest for example.

Where Red Hat really shines is in how to make business out of sharing their work. And ultimately everybody wins because you benefit from it, either directly (from Fedora) or indirectly (i.e. from the Linux Kernel).

This is one motivating agent for me to keep using Fedora.

Now, if you care about corporate ethics and their relation with companies related to OSS (Novell, Mandriva, Linspire, even Ubuntu) I invite you to take investigate about how they work, what they give and what they take back. I won't even talk about Microsuffer here - the most obvious opposite of Red Hat.

Thanks

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