[RndTbl] RHEL pulls source code

Trevor Cordes trevor at tecnopolis.ca
Fri Jun 23 22:03:25 CDT 2023

On 2023-06-23 Alberto Abrao wrote:
> I am always amazed by how far we've come, and yet we often manage to 
> screw it up because we're unable to see the bigger picture.
> Oh well.. it was a good run. Hope Debian sticks around. That's where 
> I'll be most likely going for the long-term. I am more of an RPM guy, 
> but between RH's shenanigans and having to battle snaps on every
> release of a **server** distribution, that's where it's at.

Well, RH making dumb mistakes (ever since creating RHEL and making RH
non-free) always causes a big upheaval in the Linux world.  (Well, blame
IBM this time.)  This usually turns out for the better.  Often it
forces RH to backtrack.

It took about a year after RH's dumb RH->RHEL mistake to force them to
create Fedora.  Then the clones were created.  CentOS being screwed up
created Rocky, etc.

So I don't see this as all that bad at the moment.  (Well, partly
because it doesn't affect me, my boxes or my clients in the slightest.)
I know something good will come out of it.  Maybe a consolidated
RHEL-replacement (RPM-based of course) created by the mega-corps might
that Adam listed that are about to be hosed.

They can out-RHEL RHEL, one-upping them and getting all the users.
Think Maria vs MySQL (who's that?).  Of course, such a thing would take
months and that means major pain or short-term RHEL subscriptions for
all the RHEL-clone users.

(Heck, it gets me itching to do my big PHP fork idea again, as PHP goes
down the path of insanity, too.)

As always it makes me reiterate my support for Fedora (until they screw
that up...) which is still 100% free, has great easy upgrade paths, and
if you play your cards right has only modest occasional "you're the
bleeding edge now" pain.

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