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Enterprise distributions and free software

Enterprise distributions and free software

Posted Mar 8, 2011 19:49 UTC (Tue) by skvidal (guest, #3094)
In reply to: Enterprise distributions and free software by ThinkRob
Parent article: Enterprise distributions and free software

You realize that this is true b/c someone is paying for it, right?

No one does that kind of maintenance for fun.


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Enterprise distributions and free software

Posted Mar 9, 2011 0:45 UTC (Wed) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263) [Link]

The maintenance explodes when the customer wants a feature in a package that the regular enterprise distro treadmill does not cover in its updates...

Enterprise distributions and free software

Posted Mar 9, 2011 4:31 UTC (Wed) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

It isn't all or nothing. Customers can and do build custom applications or updates. Depending on the problem you want to solve, third party repos are often helpful. EPEL and IUS community project for instance.

Enterprise distributions and free software

Posted Mar 9, 2011 2:14 UTC (Wed) by ThinkRob (subscriber, #64513) [Link]

> You realize that this is true b/c someone is paying for it, right?

Oh, absolutely. I was merely pointing out that a RHEL release can and often does have a much longer shelf life than a Debian release.


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