It's perfectly relevant to those of us that use it.
You demand 'relevance' in a form that is, really, irrelevant. Making it 'relevant' in the sense you mean would only make it worthless to the people who actually use and value it already.
I dont mean to call you out personally and would not have even commented but this same lousy logic over and over again, it's a common meme, and it's harmful.
Redhat has clearly staked out their own space, they want a vendor-specific OS that does things their way, and so they have ripped out a lot of components and replaced them with their own, incompatible ones. With systemd and CoreOS stuff they do not just, e.g. replace the init system with one more to their tastes, they actually make it a system that does a lot more than just init, takes over a dozen or more roles, and where before you had a dozen different roles each of which might have several compatible options, so they could be chosen individually and work together - now if you choose their option, your whole ecosystem of compatible alternatives is mooted, there is no more choice; CoreOS is the only way. (I am not saying it really *is* the only way but it seems designed to give that impression, and to discourage anything else.)
Now at the same time they openly scoff at wider *nix compatibility and feel it would 'hold them back' if they cared for it, so they dont. It's clear they think this is a winning strategy for them for some reason, I disagree, but it's their right to pursue it and I would not dispute that. But why anyone else is willing to play along is I will confess more of a mystery to me. As an end-user of Free Software and specifically of Free *nix I certainly dont see any of this as being in my best interest.
I dont think we can blame Gnomes problems on Redhat, Gnomes problems go too far back for that, but I think that they have a certain shared view of things between the projects, similar attitudes towards compatibility with the larger *nix ecosystem (both dislike it and prefer to fork "their" community rather than make any accommodation there) and towards users (welcome only if they know their place and avoid questioning sacred design decisions) and so on and that they wind up closely associated because of this, because they have similar viewpoints, values and desires, not because of any subterfuge.
Although at this point Redhat probably does have a lot of control, by virtue of being by far the largest contributor, there's nothing I have seen to suggest anything nefarious from that - it's more of a default claim that develops automatically because no one else cares.
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