Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Jan 2014 00:30 UTC
Red Hat

With great excitement I'd like to announce that we are joining the Red Hat family. The CentOS Project is joining forces with Red Hat. Working as part of the Open Source and Standards team to foster rapid innovation beyond the platform into the next generation of emerging technologies. Working alongside the Fedora and RHEL ecosystems, we hope to further expand on the community offerings by providing a platform that is easily consumed, by other projects to promote their code while we maintain the established base.

Well, that's certainly a different tune from Red Hat. Welcome though!

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Comment by BBAP
by Bringbackanonposting on Wed 8th Jan 2014 03:02 UTC
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2005-11-16

I don't think to the end users anything will change, which is good. I guess we shall see.

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RE: Comment by BBAP
by Kochise on Wed 8th Jan 2014 06:06 in reply to "Comment by BBAP"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Hmmm, that's the main concern: is RedHat welcoming the CentOS dissidents just to kill off the shelve the free competition, open-source non-paying alternative ?

Kochise

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RE[2]: Comment by BBAP
by shotsman on Wed 8th Jan 2014 07:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by BBAP"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

So what is to stop you from taking the source RPM's (After all they are GPL) and building your own distro and calling it KochiseOS and sticking a few dozen arrows in the back of RH?

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RE[2]: Comment by BBAP
by Nicram on Wed 8th Jan 2014 07:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by BBAP"
Nicram Member since:
2006-01-31

Even if yes, then we still got Scientific Linux ;)

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RE: Comment by BBAP
by nicubunu on Wed 8th Jan 2014 08:55 in reply to "Comment by BBAP"
nicubunu Member since:
2014-01-08

Actually this should change something for end users, but for the better: no or shorter delay from a RHEL release to a CentOS release, faster updates following the upstream and such. Also, some CentOS developers are now paid full-time to work on their distro, so they can focus better on the job. Not last, there will be a faster network setup, so downloads will go smoother.

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