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  • Razasharp
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    Thanks for the update Jake!

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  • Dream
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    I thought he had been kidnapped by reading the thread title

    On a serious note, I use CentOS...

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  • JakeS
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    No need to panic folks.. CentOS isn't going anyware.

    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.

    Original Letter

    Last Update: August 1, 2009 04:34 UTC by Donavan Nelson
    Souce: Right side of: http://www.centos.org/

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  • Dody
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    That is possible but sounds like they are not to give up, they have backups and everything ready to move to another domain. Only time will tell, hopefully something positive.

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  • Razasharp
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    Well never say never, there is obviously some turbulance there - and who knows how much input that dev has, he may decide to leave and things 'could' go tits up from there.

    I just hope that doesn't happen and they resolve it quickly and amicably.

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  • Dody
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    I know, the fear I had was based on what I read first on centos.org. But now it looks ok, even if they are moving to another domain, no worries at all.

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  • Dean C
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    Originally posted by Dody View Post
    The only thing I fear if centOS discontinue, is to install another linux disrto and setup the servers from the scratch. There are so much tweeks and tuning that I prefer to not go through. But in the other hand if centOS stopped, it will take at least a year until people really needs a newer version, as the latest version of centOS now has no high critical bugs.
    Did you not read what I pasted also The developers categorically have said CentOS is going nowhere. The open letter is clearly a wake-up call to try and get the community to pressure the lead into action. This is politics, not the end of a product.

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  • Dody
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    The only thing I fear if centOS discontinue, is to install another linux disrto and setup the servers from the scratch. There are so much tweeks and tuning that I prefer to not go through. But in the other hand if centOS stopped, it will take at least a year until people really needs a newer version, as the latest version of centOS now has no high critical bugs.

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  • Razasharp
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    Yes but it needs developers - if they decide it's too much hassle or whatever, and leave it, chances are it would die.

    But I don't think that'll happen. Probably the worst is they'll change names - and I think that'll actually be good.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by Razasharp View Post
    It's just that CentOS is a very, very, very, good distro, and will very sorely be missed if it does go.
    It won't. It is opensource. The whole point is anyone can pick up the distribution and maintain it. Whether or not they keep the name is their choice.

    Heck, you can take it and rename it "Razasharp's Super Awesome OS" and start distributing it today if you want. You can even combine it with the best parts of other popular distributions under opensource and distribute that.

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  • Razasharp
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    Of course they did. Which is why CentOS is so special.
    And of course people will find a new distro if they have to, thank flip for Linux eh!

    It's just that CentOS is a very, very, very, good distro, and will very sorely be missed if it does go.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by Razasharp View Post
    CentOS is probably the most used distro for servers - almost everyone I know with a webserver uses it, if it did die, it would be one of the few distros that would be sorely missed.
    And before Redhat Enterprise went commercial, everyone used it. They moved to CentOS when that happened. If CentOS dies then they will just move to the catchphrase distribution of the day that is dubbed its replacement. The cycle of Linux will continue. It doesn't have a fate that rests on a single distribution.

    Besides, Debian and its derivatives has been gaining quite the server following lately.

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  • Razasharp
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    CentOS is probably the most used distro for servers - almost everyone I know with a webserver uses it, if it did die, it would be one of the few distros that would be sorely missed.

    Must say I was never keen on the name !

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  • Wayne Luke
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    They'll just rename it the "2centOS" and move to a new domain. It is open source and linux though. The world will not suffer if we lose one of the several hundred linux distributions out there.

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  • Razasharp
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    An update:

    Facts Regarding CentOS and the Open Letter to Lance Davis
    # CentOS is not dead or going away. The signers of the Open Letter are fully committed to continue the CentOS Project. Updates and new releases will continue.

    # The issues raised in the Open Letter have been raised privately literally for years and a voluntary resolution had been hoped for and worked toward. But progress requires follow through. We have tried contacting Lance in private for a long period of time before this Open Letter. While we received promises, there was no real response or follow through from him on promises made. We are sure he is not dead, on vacation, or sick. Once we all decided there was no movement in the matter we created the Open Letter. This is not something that appeared just recently.

    # We would really like to continue the project using the centos.org domain. That is one of the reasons for the Open Letter. But the developers will move to another domain if there is no other option. Protective backups are in place; hot machines exist to allow for a cutover with a simple one time installation of one RPM package. We continue to refine our plans if this might be the case, to make the transition as smooth as possible.

    # We thank the people who have stepped forward and want to donate to the CentOS project to hold off for now until issues surrounding the centos.org domain and donation policy are resolved. Selected donations will be privately solicited by the signers of the Open Letter on some transition matters. We will post general instructions on how you can help the project as matters become resolved.

    # The CentOS project is run completely by volunteers and we are aware that this requires a different management style. We have been and continue to work to prevent issues like these from occurring in the future. We will continue this effort in the future, but the matters mentioned in the Open Letter prevent us from moving forward at this moment, as they need to be resolved first.

    Last Update: July 30, 2009 20:45 UTC by Donavan

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