Posted Apr 7, 2005 21:26 UTC (Thu) by limpha
Parent article: Revisiting RHEL Clones
A very good article. Thank you Ladislav.
I initially just wanted to point out that Scientific Linux is a collaborative effort at several scientific laboratories, not universities, although there are several universities that are now using and contributing to the distribution.
There is one other feature of Scientific Linux that was not mentioned in the article, and this feature, if not understood, sometimes leaves some questions in peoples minds.
Scientific Linux was designed to be forked in a controlled way. We call these fork's "sites". These sites are designed to have their own unique features, but ultimately, they all are compatible.
The naming convention for these sights is to have the name of the site at the end of Scientific Linux, such as Scientific Linux Fermi, or Scientific Linux CERN.
One other point that has caused confusion is that both Fermi and CERN had their own linux distributions before the collaboration. These were initially based on RedHat, or recompiling RHEL. They are now based on Scientific Linux.
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