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Re: long term support release

Patrice Dumas <pertusus free fr> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 10:31:44AM -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:


> > you know, there is a Fedora based release that promises long term
> > stability and quality...

> I know, but in that case there are customers, it is very different,
> there are contracts.

People associate a name (Fedora, or RHEL, or IBM) with a certain
expectation. If I came along and offered you a support contract for RHEL at
half the price, and promising the same level of support, would you take it?
I would't... I trust RH, the contract with them is just in case something
goes wrong (and I trust that /not/ to happen, going to court to enforce the
contract etc is expensive, and not exactly helpful for my business).

What you would be squandering here is Fedora's good name. All for "OK,
let's LTS this one. But someone critical might get bored in a month or two
and drop it with little warning, so take care"?

Again, the offer was made repeatedly to (help) set up a SIG, contact
interested parties in founding an LTS, ... and /nobody/ has stepped
forward. Telling, ist't it?
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