[oclug] SuSE aquired by Novel
Gilles J. Seguin
segg at infonet.ca
Tue Nov 4 18:48:04 EST 2003
Brad Barnett wrote:
> On Tue, 04 Nov 2003 14:57:15 -0500
> "Gilles J. Seguin" <segg at infonet.ca> wrote:
> > Brian's Linux Box wrote:
> > > If they'd announced they were killing support for 7.x by Jan, 8 by Aug
> > > and 9 by 2005
> > > almost nobody would've raised an eyebrow I think, but combining short
> > > notice with
> > > discontinuing the free product is a poor public relations decision.
> > Where does the "disconstinuing the free product" come from.
> > Fedora has far has know is freely available, in fact it is the only
> > way to get it. RH have said that they will not provide paid service
> > for it.
> > Fedora is suppose to be a community supported project with the
> > help of RH employes.
> Fedora is not a Redhat product.
Here come my bad english.
Fact, Fedora does include Red Hat trade mark product.
Fedora enables third parties to burn CDs and commercialize them
without the risk of invalidating any rights it has.
Obviously this is addressing legal matter, not technical ones.
> Therefore, there is no longer a freebie Redhat distro out there.
I have the opposite conclusion, Fedora provide more freedom.
> Fedora is also new,
The name is new, not the included packages.
Rawhide has made a step backward to help stabilize.
> and therefore untried
I am not the only one tying it.
> and untested.
We will see how much the Fedora community have fail,
and learn from it.
> Just because it has a few Redhat people helping out,
> does not make it a Redhat distro.
Can I predict has good has 8.x and 9.x release
> Heck, it hasn't even had a non-beta _release_ yet.
I hope it is not release while I was writing this.
That is hours away.
> Maybe in a couple of years, or more, it may have a reputable name.
How can I comment on a so subjective term as reputable.
I need reference on community projects, 1 is bad, 5 is excellent
- linux kernel < >
- debian < >
- apache < >
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