Wanna give me a hand debunking this?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 17:07:35 UTC 2007

Thomas Cameron wrote:

>> So, to explain in more detail: Fedora was meant to help the development 
>> of Red Hat’s codebase with the help of the community. Red Hat uses 
>> Fedora (good as it may be) purely as a test-bed, where they can try out 
>> new technologies that could prove to be too unstable for RHEL without 
>> any risk. 
> Bullshit.  Red Hat sponsors Fedora for the good of the community.  Now
> don't think for a second that Red Hat doesn't also do it because it
> benefits, but again, this myth that Fedora is some RHEL beta is bunk.

A better way to find what Red Hat considers fedora to be suitable for 
might be to ask where they use it themselves.  Is there a single public 
facing server managed by Red Hat that runs fedora?

> To summarize, Fedora is an independent distribution from RHEL.  They
> share many bits to be sure, and the Red Hat developers work on both, but
> they really serve different purposes.  Fedora is community based and
> community driven, with a very rapid rate of change.  It's not
> appropriate for many large enterprise customers who don't want to
> constantly chase the latest bits.  But anyone who says that it is not
> ready for prime time is just smoking crack.

Does Red Hat have any critical data that is stored solely on fedora boxes?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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