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Re: doughnuts on a fish hook

On Thu, 2003-08-28 at 17:44, Steve Bergman wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-08-28 at 18:09, William Hooper wrote:
> > Howard Owen said:
> > 
> > So they understand that keeping up with Errata on a distro is time
> > consuming and costly.  It doesn't make sense for them to do this on their
> > own, but they think it makes sense for Red Hat to do it and give it to
> > them for free?
> > 
> It obviously made sense to RedHat when RedHat was a company of ~100
> employees.  But it does not make sense now that RedHat is a larger
> company of over 600 employees.


It made sense when development was slower, the number of packages was
smaller, the number of RH distributions was smaller, and the number of
users was a LOT smaller. With GNOME, KDE, a rapid moving set of
additional packages, a MUCH larger packages set, a MUCH larger userbase
wanting a lot more (such as Corporate Support agreements with SLAs, and
people thinking RH should make backports to stuff that is a few years
old for free), and years and years of RH distributions, it is a
different animal.

If it is so easy, feel free to go do it yourself and start rakind in the
cash, man. Once you have, then you can say QED!


Bill Anderson
RHCE #807302597505773
bill noreboots com

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