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Re: [PATCH] set CONFIG_NUMA on PAE kernel, i686 only.



ons, 26 07 2006 kl. 23:17 -0400, skrev Matthew Miller:
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 05:04:01AM +0200, David Nielsen wrote:
> > > http://fedora.redhat.com/about/objectives.html
> > Is this official, I don't honestly get why this is an objective for
> > Fedora - not that we should make it hard to derive distros from Fedora
> > but to single out Red Hat is inviting those RHEL beta comments we've
> > been fighting so hard.
> 
> Pretty official, yeah. And I don't think it hurts to admit it, because Red
> Hat is indeed paying a large portion of the bills.

So long as they pay their developers, they get to tell them what to
spend their time on.. right? 

It appears to be Red Hat' opinion that telling their employees to
contribute to Fedora gives them a good return on their investment. 

I tend to agree, they get influence on the direction of the project and
they get to take what Fedora produces for the specific purpose of making
money doing what Red Hat does namely supporting software. If I was in
the business Red Hat is in, I would definitely want to be part of Fedora
as well, along side of Red Hat if at all possible. Fedora is an awesome
piece of work and there's business enough to go round adapting and
supporting it for special cases.

That however still doesn't make it Fedoras mission in life to be a RHEL
beta nor is it even a perfect fit for that but it makes a good product
for them to adapt to their needs - imagine having to ensure 7 years of
ABI/API stability on every single Fedora release.. eek.

- David Nielsen


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