> You can see all the patches that Red Hat does to the Linux kernel for example by tracking the mainline kernel itself. A true "community" distribution will have no problems.
> However, if what you are really trying to do is piggy-back on Red Hat by pretending that you have assembled a simliar product from the available Open Source technologies then you have a tougher time knowing exactly what you are offering your customers.
What this analysis misses is that various people are working to maintain v2.6.32 as a longterm release. I don't see how that is less of a "true community" endeavor than tracking mainline.