Re: Upgrading RH9 to Fedora?
From: Michael W. Cocke (cocke_at_catherders.com)
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 07:46:05 -0500
On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 02:17:27 GMT, Rick <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 08:20:21 -0500, Michael W. Cocke wrote:
>> On Sun, 9 Nov 2003 20:20:37 +0000 (UTC), "andy swindell"
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>On Sun, 09 Nov 2003 00:27:36 +0000, mjt wrote:
>>>> On Sat, 08 Nov 2003 16:03:06 -0800, "Jim" <email@example.com>
>>>>> The truly unfortunate thing is that very few if any linux community
>>>>> developers actually support their products. This is a certain. With
>>>>> Fedora the support will be significantly less and getting it will
>>>>> require you travel farther for less.
>>>> .... bingo!!! i'm already starting to see a rash of posts out in the
>>>> various Linux newsgroups about, 'how do i ... on fedora'.
>>>> looks like red hat made it easy on themself by letting the community
>>>> pick up the maintenance tab .
>>>I agree - I have been running RH7.2 for some time now, and have just been
>>>bought RH9, the distro is fine, but the months "support" is next to
>>>useless should you need it. One look at the debian clan shows us that if
>> How do you think I feel? I paid RH for 8 support contracts!
>Has Red Hat canceled those contracts, or will they just not be renewed?
As near as I can tell, they haven't been cancelled - but they also
haven't produced anything in some time now, aside from emails from Red
hat attempting to sell me something else.
>> And I'm just waiting to see what happens when all the Fedora users realize
>> that they're working for Red Hat as developers and beta testers - but not
>> drawing a salary.
>Those people can ask how independant Mandrake, Debian, SuSE, Gentoo, etc
Personally, I see a huge difference. Developers and beta testers of
SuSE etc. can actually get the linux distributions that they've made
possible. The developers and testers of Fedora are going to have to
pay for the Red Hat Server software that they've contributed to.
Or, to put it another way, Red Hat is taking serious advantage of all
the unpaid developers by taking their work and selling it, and not
giving anything back to the developers.
That just isn't right.
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