Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jul 2009 16:44 UTC
Red Hat The CentOS project, the Linux distribution aimed at the enterprise built from Red Hat's freely available source code, has hit a significant bump in the road: the project's main administrator, Lance Davis, has gone missing-in-action. This is kind of a problem as Davis is the sole administrator fo the CentOS.org domain, the IRC channels - and the CentOS funds.
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RE[2]: This...
by KermitTheFragger on Thu 30th Jul 2009 20:41 UTC in reply to "RE: This..."
KermitTheFragger
Member since:
2008-06-12

Exactly, and no corporate entity has ever been taken over and the new owners told you: No more updates for you mister; But thank god you can migrate to our really really really great other product......for a price.

Or companies where you need to buy a support contract to be able to file bug reports about their bug ridden product (*cough* Cisco *cough*). And then perhaps, by the grace of god, they might actually fix your show stopper bug in year.

No sir, never heard of those kind of companies.

I'm not saying open source is the best and the cure for everything, but you sure are naive if you think commercial cooperation's are there to protect your interest.

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RE[3]: This...
by ferrels on Fri 31st Jul 2009 14:47 in reply to "RE[2]: This..."
ferrels Member since:
2006-08-15

OK, go get your free car and when it breaks down, wait for the community to fix it. Never mind that you're on the way to the hospital.

Same goes for your free opensource OS. I'm trying to run a business and wham, my web server running the free opensource OS goes down. So I'm just going to wait for the "community" to fix it for me? You must be crazy. That's why people buy an OS instead of relying on something they got for free. They can pick up the phone and get support because there are employees on the other end who want to get paid and have a job. Try calling CentOS right now and getting some support. I'm glad I'm not using their software!

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