Wanna give me a hand debunking this?

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 20:10:25 UTC 2007

On Nov 24, 2007 8:07 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

There is more than code quality that goes into determining the
operating system to use in a production environment.  Fedora's stated
lifetime policy and rate of technical advancement has to be weighted
against other distribution choices in the Fedora derived ecosystem
which move more slowly.  The release cycle and updating policy of the
Fedora distribution are not necessarily the most attractive elements
for use in production systems.  No one denies this.

For production systems, for which Fedora distribution's lifetime
policy is ill-fitted, the Fedora Project does sponsor the EPEL project
for contributors who want to target extending the enterprise systems
in the Fedora ecosystem.


I personally would consider systems making use of EPEL as systems
which make use of Fedora directly.  If you are not familiar with how
EPEL works, please read over the links at the EPEL wikipage at the
Fedora Project wiki.  It's perfectly acceptable to contribute to the
Fedora project by contributing to EPEL without having to run the
Fedora distribution.


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