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    Ownership struggle. (Poised as the end(?) of CentOS)



    Red Hat Enterprise clone poised to 'die' ? The Register

    Draw your own view but my opinion is that CentOS as a name will benefit from this public power and ownership struggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Draw your own view
    The chap isn't answering phone calls, email, etc? Er, someone has checked he's still alive, right? Or at least not on holiday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post


    Red Hat Enterprise clone poised to 'die' ? The Register

    Draw your own view but my opinion is that CentOS as a name will benefit from this public power and ownership struggle.
    With the domain issue they might do well to create a new fork and rebrand it. Call it Blue Scarf or something

    Edit: they could call it "Roger" (as in Roger Red Hat)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    The chap isn't answering phone calls, email, etc? Er, someone has checked he's still alive, right? Or at least not on holiday?

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    From their website: "We are sure he is not dead, on vacation, or sick."

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    Reminds me of Pat from Slackware, when he disappeared, only to find out he was very ill.

    The community stepped in and took the project over, and to this day still stick to the ethos and drive of the original project.

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    Much easier and simpler alternative - just use Ubuntu

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Much easier and simpler alternative - just use Ubuntu
    Keyword for Red Hat / CentOS - "Enterprise" designed for purpose.

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    hmmm, xenserver is CentOS under the hood.

    some-one will take the reins.

    crosses fingers.

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    It won't be the end of the project, just the end of how we refer to it. The remaining maintainers will just fork away, which in practice means nothing changes except that they actually have money.

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    The CentOS Development team had a routine meeting today with Lance Davis in attendance. During the meeting a majority of issues were resolved immediately and a working agreement was reached with deadlines for remaining unresolved issues. There should be no impact to any CentOS users going forward. The CentOS project is now in control of the CentOS.org and CentOS.info domains and owns all trademarks, materials, and artwork in the CentOS distributions. We look forward to working with Lance to quickly complete all the agreed upon issues. More information will follow soon."
    Slashdot Linux Story | CentOS Administrator Reappears

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