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Re: We are evaluating building packages from Fedora Extras for RHEL

On Sun, 2006-09-10 at 20:32 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:

> I hear what you're saying but I think it's a false dichotomy.  Being
> able to take FE packages and create them for RHEL is supplying value for
> RHEL customers directly; Red Hat only indirectly.  What it really does
> is allow RHEL customers to support each other in the same community as
> Fedora Extras.  If I use RHEL and I want a package from FE, I can sign
> up to comaintain RHEL branch for myself and others.  In return, another
> RHEL customer might already be maintaining another package that I would
> like to use.  In this light, Red Hat is actually donating build
> infrastructure and a framework for collaboration to their customers (and
> non-customers as this will benefit CentOS users as well) 

+1 nicely put.

It has always only been a matter of time until other ISVs recognize that
Fedora is the best method to get packages ready for their enterprise
customers.  One of the end results of EE is that it invites more
packagers/maintainers in to FE.  So, not only RHEL customers wanting to
maintain packages, but many potential ISVs with deep pockets and a very
vested interest in keeping packages alive for seven years.  Even if
their primary software is closed, it may depend on FLOSS packages that
they can help maintain over the years.

- Karsten, an interested observer/facilitator :)
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