Why would they pay?
Posted Aug 18, 2009 21:26 UTC (Tue) by dmarti
In reply to: OpenSUSE maint. period: 18 months, Release schedule: 8 months
Parent article: OpenSUSE cuts maintenance period to 18 months
Novell paying to extend the maintenance period of OpenSUSE would be like KFC paying you to shoot, cook, and give away wildfowl outside their restaurants, or like Red Hat paying for longer maintenance of Fedora. The key to making business users go for an "enterprise" distribution instead of the "community" distribution is that the community distribution will be EOL before a customer can complete an IT project using it.
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