Bruce Perens: the Linux colonel talks (vnunet)
Posted Sep 9, 2004 4:49 UTC (Thu) by BrucePerens
In reply to: Bruce Perens: the Linux colonel talks (vnunet)
Parent article: Bruce Perens: the Linux colonel talks (vnunet)
I'm not sure why you think Fedora is a copy of Debian, poor or not.
It may not have worked out that way, but when it was introduced, Fedora was very clearly aimed to attract the sort of community that already existed for Debian. I think it was also intended to increase the number of packages in a single repository that would install on RHEL. And we want to help Debian get to annual releases. Debian actually releases more often, though, if you count "sid". Having run sid for years and years, I have always been impressed that something that is updated every day can be so solid.
I do not discount that RH has contributed a lot of good Free Software and has done an interesting job with keeping 2.4 viable for business people. I am sort of concerned that now that Linus is not going to make stable kernels, the RH way of handling 2.4 might be the only way to do stable kernels. I would prefer to see more collective stability engineering take place.
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