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Red Hat joins forces with CentOS to boost open source innovation

  1. Red Hat announced Tuesday that the company is joining forces with CentOS to develop a "new CentOS" in a bid to speed open source innovation. Several core members of the CentOS team will join the Red Hat payroll, but will...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    It is not difficult to see value for Red Hat in wanting CentOS. I didn't know Red Hat was an OS with a price tag. CentOS will allow a free test drive, for anyone potentially in the market for Red Hat.
     
  3. "But several components, including the Linux kernel, are subject to the GNU Public License, which requires any derivative work to be published under the same license. For this reason Red Hat publishes all its derivative code online."

    Nonsense commentary from a clueless author. You cannot step out of your limited worldview to even imagine for a split second that the reason Red Hat publishes source code freely is *NOT* because they are legally obligated to do so. They choose to - it's that simple. They truly believe in an open source development model being superior to all else for the sake of innovation, security, competition, and business. If they didn't believe in it, they would have dumped all GNU Public License code long ago and started out fresh on a path to becoming a decrepit old-fashioned software company like many others.
     
  4. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 715   +183

    How many years of "Open Source Innovation" have we had with linux? Where has it got them? Bottom of the heap, that's where. Too many innovators innovating their own way and going nowhere.
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    @EClyde that is why I'm keeping my eye on Steam OS. I'm hoping it will be different with Valve.
     
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  6. ArthurZ

    ArthurZ TS Rookie Posts: 79

    I guess this is a logical move now right before Windows XP rolls off the general support.
     
  7. Open source and innovation don't belong together in one sentence. It's proprietary that spur innovation, not open source.
     
  8. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 708   +168

    I tried out a couple of Linux distros on an ancient computer I had running a few years back. I guess a simple way to put it was that I just couldn't seem to get why Linux is so great.
     
  9. Fifth Blade

    Fifth Blade TS Rookie

    You can't be serious? They won every market outside of the desktop. From watches and microwaves to phones to supercomputers.
     
  10. While, I am sure the motivation to use open source is personal 'choice' to them, the author is still technically correct. Anything published with Torvalds kernel, however modified, has to be publised under the same terms. read the gnu. In order for them to build a close source OS they would have to build it from the ground up with original coding.
     
  11. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    I suppose it depends on what you are expecting. I was impressed with Debian as it did run much faster than XP. I also found it very enjoyable using the extensive text command function.

    If you want a system that works out of the box then go for MS or OSX.
     
  12. @Railman: MS or OS X? Really? What about Linux Mint, the perfect XP substitute!? Or even Ubuntu for some?
     
  13. "While, I am sure the motivation to use open source is personal 'choice' to them, the author is still technically correct. Anything published with Torvalds kernel, however modified, has to be publised under the same terms."

    You cannot cure clueless with more clueless. There is no "technically correct" about it. The kernel licensing affects only that, the kernel. Oracle Linux uses the same kernel, but is Oracle's database Open? No, it's not. Many components of Apple's OSes are Open, but is Apple more Open than Red Hat? Laughably not.

    "read the gnu."
    If you can't even be bothered to differentiate between GNU and the license, the GPL, why bother to post at all?

    "In order for them to build a close source OS they would have to build it from the ground up with original coding."
    Very incorrect. There is much code under other licenses out there, BSD for starters. But they choose Linux and GPL instead. It's just that simple. All I ask is that the clueless army stop misrepresenting what is Red Hat.
     

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