Fedora: (another) proposal for extended support
Posted Jul 16, 2009 4:26 UTC (Thu) by qg6te2
Parent article: Fedora: (another) proposal for extended support
Let's take a not-so-wild extrapolation as to how this latest proposal is going to end up. First, some facts:
- Much of Fedora development is funded by RH.
- RH folks are not interested in funding a "more stable" distribution that would be a competitor of sorts for RHEL -- it has the potential to reduce their revenue stream.
- Fedora is a test-bed (or if you want to be politically correct, the upstream source) for RHEL. It's in RH's interest to push out as much bleeding edge stuff as possible through Fedora, in order to quickly expose problems and have them debugged.
- Fedora with an effectively longer life-cycle goes directly against the above goal.
- RH likes to pigeon-hole Fedora as a "hobbyist" distribution, loudly implying that it's not suitable for production environments. It wants to keep it that way, as a contrast to RHEL.
The "longer life-cycle" proposal is going to be mulled over, and then quitely swept under the carpet.
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