Re: Yum update problem
From: Rahul Sundaram (sundaram_at_redhat.com)
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 23:59:22 +0530 To: firstname.lastname@example.org, For users of Fedora Core releases <email@example.com>
>This only deepened the mystery for me,
>as it seemed to be concerned with the issue
>whether livna was compatible with fedora.us ,
>which raises the further question of the relation between
>fedora.us and the "official" Fedora distributions.
>Are _they_ the same?
Lets get back to the basics. Red Hat originally shipped Red Hat Linux.
There were several third party repositories that had a assortment of
packages that complimented Red Hat Linux. Fedora.us was one of them
headed by Warren Togami and others. Red Hat then decide to split up its
platform to Red Hat Linux project and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Somewhere down the line it was decided that merging up with fedora.us
efforts would a good idea. Warren Togami got hired by Red Hat and Red
Hat Linux project was renamed in Fedora Project. Fedora Core is
maintained by Red Hat developers while several others in the community
have formed Fedora Extras as envisioned by Red Hat earlier.
Now both Fedora Core and Extras falls under the same legal and
idealogical design of being a platform made up completely of Free and
open source software. This leaves in some gaps like mp3 and DVD
decrypting capability (legal limitations) along with other proprietary
software managed by the Livna repository which is developed in sync and
compatible with Fedora but not officially supported by the Fedora project.
Hopefully that clears it up
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