> I know there are many others in Red Hat who feel the same way as me.
Glad to hear that. Unfortunately, for quite some time, I have an impression that RH is intent on bulldozing or swallowing anything not developed at RH. It reflects the reality that this company is by far the biggest in the open source world and thus has enough sources to behave as it does. Another poster below said that "Sometimes progress leaves behind those unable or unwilling to change" which reminds me of some David Byrne's lyrics: "The weak among us will perish/The strong alone will survive/Voices like thunder/Decisions like steel..." We're about to enter a philosophical discussion here, I'm afraid. And I am afraid indeed.