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Wanna give me a hand debunking this?



Although I imagine people don't want to spend too much time feeding the trolls, I want to at least be able to post something showing that I was trying to do the right thing before I write this off as a stupid troll argument. So someone want to point me in the direction of some evidence showing how much of a lie this is?

"“My guess is that Novell tries to elevate levels of participation in OpenSUSE because that’s the distribution Novell feeds on. It hopes that it can hide in the fog while others do all the labour.”

This describes exactly what Red Hat does with Fedora. Not that it was a bad thing, as everybody working on or using Fedora is conscious ofusing a bleeding-edge distro.

So, to explain in more detail: Fedora was meant to help the development of Red Hat’s codebase with the help of the community. Red Hat uses Fedora (good as it may be) purely as a test-bed, where they can try out new technologies that could prove to be too unstable for RHEL without any risk. Fixes from RHEL don’t go upstream to Fedora because the codecase it too different. Not because of evil intent from Red Hat’s side but just because the enterprise-distro and the bleeding-edge-testing distro are too far apart.

The only part that is really negative about Fedora is that something doesn’t happen before a release that happens before openSUSE-releases: A decided corporate effort at bug-squashing. It doesn’t happen because Red Hat cannot afford to put its complete ressources at de-bugging code that they won’t use for their commercial product anytime soon (while for Novell it makes sense because openSUSE’s code goes back into SLED, soon).

The result is that Fedora is a fine distro but a bit rough around the edges."


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