One of the strengths and attractiveness of CentOS always was that CentOS strived to be 100% compatible to what Red Hat shipped. Obviously 100% compatibility was not possible before, but now it can be. Yet that goal seems to have disappeared.
The wiki (http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/General?action=diff&rev2=9...) used to state:
> CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policies and aims to be 100% binary compatible
but since 2014-01-07 only says:
> CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policies and aims to be functionally compatible with the upstream product.
And from Red Hat's FAQ (http://community.redhat.com/centos-faq/#_centos_and_red_h...):
> Only Red Hat produces, validates, and distributes authenticated Red Hat Enterprise Linux binary packages with certified and tested ISV and IHV compatibility.
So while I assume this is the reason to have a firewall between the CentOS project and the RHEL product, why this change of heart ?
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