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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