|K.S. Bhaskar on 5 Mar 2011 13:54:34 -0800|
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|Re: [PLUG] Exactly what is RedHat doing?|
1) Oracle stinks and is an entirely endothermic proposition when it comes to Linux.
2) CentOS devs have assured the community that this won't affect their release procedures one bit.
3) This appears to have been a business decision, not a technical one, as many of RH's engineers were caught off-guard/ticked off.
We'll see if this stands long-term.
On Mar 5, 2011, at 3:38 PM, "Eric at Lucii.org" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> I saw this too. ÂI think it's simply a business decision to keep their RHEL
> support business. ÂNot sure how I feel about it... it's their distro so they can
> patch it any way they like. ÂIt does seem cynical but as long as they are
> abiding by the GPL they don't really owe CentOS or Oracle anything.
> I use Ubuntu.
> On 03/05/2011 02:54 PM, Art Clemons wrote:
>> It appears that Red Hat has secretly patched what it sells as RHEL and
>> it claims it did so to make it difficult for CentOS and Oracle to offer
>> support for RHEL. ÂApparently it releases involve a kernel with all of
>> its patches already applied, rather than releasing a kernel and then
>> Red Hat claims it's not violating GPL, but it is interesting to see this
>> cropping up now. I wondered when someone would find an opening and
>> attempt to exploit it.
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