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Re: [Ambassadors] Speaking engagement at Northeastern University report



On Fri, 2008-03-07 at 19:15 -0500, Jon Stanley wrote:
> 2008/3/7 Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com>:
> 
> >  I'm still waiting :/
> 
> In the meantime can you share the outline that you used?

What makes a Linux Distribution?
  Based on Linux kernel
    Linus Torvalds
    1991
    Replacement for MINIX
  GNU Software
    1984
    Needed a kernel, bam, we have GNU/Linux
  POSIX, a history
    Portable Operating System Interface
    Started around 1985
    Define an API for Unix operating system
  LSB
    Based on POSIX
    Extended for Linux specifics
  FHS
    Defines layout for files/directories on Linux
Classes of Distributions
  Package Management
    RPM
    .deb
    Other
  Init System
    SysVinit
    BSDinit
    Upstart
  Completely Community
    Debian
      Individuals, Debian Developers
  Commercial
    RHEL
      Red Hat, based on Fedora, subscription model
    SLES
      Novell, loosely based on OpenSuSE, subscription model
  Commercially backed Community
    Fedora
      Individuals and paid (RH) developers.  Elected && assigned project
board  / elected committees.
    OpenSuSE
      Paid (Novell) developers, community testers / repos.  Assigned
teams mostly?
    Ubuntu
      Paid (Canonical) developers for main/restricted, community for
univers/multiverse.  
What sets Fedora apart?
  Only truly open commercially backed Community distro
    OpenSuSE - Can't commit to packages, do builds, etc...
    Ubuntu - Only employees can commit to core packages, do builds,
etc...
    Fedora allows any contributor to commit to packages, do builds, join
groups, govern, etc...
Fedora Infrastructure, more than just a distribution, open source
  Central account system, gpg key, ssl cert
  Build system (why a "Service" isn't really needed)
  Project hosting
  Translation Services
  Direct pipeline to users/developers/testers


-- 
Jesse Keating
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?

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