Posted Jul 30, 2009 14:37 UTC (Thu) by kragil (subscriber, #34373)
Parent article: Weirdness at CentOS
All distros should provide meta data about updates, CVEs fixed, VCS commits, etc in an open standardized format. That way an independent entity (like e.g. Distrowatch) could monitor the status of the project.
This data could really help make informed decisions based on facts about which distro to choose for a specific task and it probably help identify events or processes like this one before they are anouced.