Posted Sep 15, 2004 7:41 UTC (Wed) by angdraug
In reply to: Bruce Perens: the Linux colonel talks (vnunet)
Parent article: Bruce Perens: the Linux colonel talks (vnunet)
ALT Linux was two years into this model before RH and SuSE started
scratching their heads in a visible manner.
There is significant difference, though. In Fedora's case, most of the
work is done by Red Hat, while company tries to present it as a
community project. In ALT's case, most of the development is done by the
community, while company tries to present the product as its own
Ironically, ALT Linux has only recently run into the same problem with
this model as Red Hat: a product that is developed by a community, but
controlled by a single commercial entity. It took two years and an
unpleasant trademark controversy for community to notice the conflict
inherent in such situation. Exactly the problem UserLinux is attempting
Last glibc troubles also enjoyed "fixed 3 years ago" status statement.
Not a fact to be proud of, actually. This particular fix (IIRC borrowed
from OWL) received a well-deserved bashing from LWN: keeping important
fixes to yourself and not propagating them upstream where they belong is
not considered a good practice in the FLOSS world.
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