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Re: Request to re-add option to disable SELinux

On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 16:01 +0400, Dmitry Butskoy wrote:

> Let's imagine a community of users, who need such a non-standard choices 
> in general. Could such a community be capable to provide their own Linux 
> distro, suitable for production environments? Seems no. It requires some 
> sponsor (or some commercial basis) for success.

Debian does it without sponsors, heck they even almost voted to forbid
sponsorship at least once.

> Most cases the commerce in Linux is the support of users. And certainly 
> such a commerce "wants" the users to be as typical as possible. Hence it 
> seems not a good idea to allow them a lot of possible options, which 
> they could occasionally set and complicate the life of their supporting 
> engineer...

Given Red Hat does not provide support for Fedora, you are completely
off the mark here. These choice are made on technical grounds by Fedora
developers and security conscious people.

> Certainly having the ability of non-standard choice is the good idea, 
> but the market does not like it... :-/

It's not about Market or Red Hat, its about making a distribution that
can actually be used without going back to Linux From scratch, where you
have to build and configure each single piece of software on your own.


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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