[DRBD-user] EEntOS?

Bernd Petrovitsch bernd at firmix.at
Sat May 24 19:30:09 CEST 2008

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

On Fri, 2008-05-23 at 17:30 -0400, José E. Colón wrote:
> "Don't you think it is the developers of CentOS who should decide what
> goes in it"
> "...if you want to pay me to maintain it..."
> Whoa! I don't know about others on the list, but this sounds a whole
> lot like Microsoft to me. Definitely not in accordance with a

No, basically every company thinks like that - also small ones.

> "COMMUNITY Enterprise Operating System," eh?

Definitely in accordance: If $MAINTAINER decides to not longer maintain
that beast for free (for whatever reason, say: no interest, no personal
use anymore), he/she can stop it.
If that service important to someone else in the *community*, that
person can take over and continue with the last .src.rpm (and with or
without the blessing by $DISTRO).

IMHO it is definitely *not* in accordance with "community" if I simply
request that other do real work for me for free (and save my time which
I can spend for paid work).
And even worse if there are real companies behind said requests.

> I know it isn't trivial in a production environment, but if you'll
> have to spend all that time building stuff from source because The
> Community has turned into The Empire, then you might as well switch to
> Ubuntu Server and enjoy the vast repositories and superior package
> management. ;)

As if Ubuntu is not operated and run like a company - read: paid
maintainers in the core.
And even then happen things like openssl quiet recently ...

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