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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: Fedora rocks
by hamster on Fri 27th Apr 2007 12:42 UTC in reply to "Fedora rocks"
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"By the way, to those who call Fedora the RH guinea pig, let me just say that I don't understand why think like this when RH is actually good for the OSS community (lots of contributions) and is actually a decent company that is a reference in how to make proper business out of Open Source."

Now i only ask because i don't know not to start anything. But what did RH bring to the table for oss as a whole and not just linux?

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RE[2]: Fedora rocks
by chocobanana on Fri 27th Apr 2007 13:10 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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RE[3]: Fedora rocks
by hamster on Fri 27th Apr 2007 15:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Fedora rocks"
hamster Member since:
2006-10-06

"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."

What do they give to other projects..? Please do give me some exsamples.

"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. "

It's very easy to flame a company if you don't like it. You show it in your own post ;)
But i did'nt flame RH intentionel and i did mention that i wasnt out to start anything but i asked because i did'nt know.


"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). "

I do respect the fact that they give back their work but i don't use linux but i might benefit from it anyways who knows. I'm sure they support some of the open source software i use.

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

Fedora is one of the distros i used in the past i cant say it was a pleasure. Very memory hungry. I'm sure it has improved but i cant really say i'm in a hurry to try it out again.

"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. "

You could add iXsystems to the list over companies that have a fine relationship with OSS.

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