ed at eh3.com
Wed Sep 24 12:23:18 MDT 2003
On Wed, 2003-09-24 at 13:52, Joseph McDonald wrote:
> > "fedora project" - will be like the Debian testing branch with
> > folks from RH mostly taking the lead on coordinating releases,
> > choosing packages which packages/vers go in, writing docs,
> > etc. RH will *NOT* be selling or formally supporting (in terms
> > of service contracts) the Fedora Project in a direct fashion.
> > RHEL (of which there are currently 3 flavors) will be like Debian
> > stable and will be sold and supported by RH for relatively long
> > release cycles. RHEL will, over time, "absorb" the versions of
> > packages that are used/tested/etc in the fedora project.
> So going forward only RHEL is suitable for production systems? You can't
> expect to run RHL in production unless you pay (a bunch) for a license? I
> think you can kiss RHL's dominant position goodbye. Let's say I want to
> roll out a RHL webserver farm. Does Redhat expect me to pay around a grand
> for a license, then a monthly fee to subscribe to their errata/rhn service?
> There's sure to be a stigma associated with running a testing branch in
Yes, there does seem to be a big push by RH to get people to run one of
the RHEL versions. I'm not sure what I'm going to do between now and
the RH 9 end-of-life on April 30, 2004. I'll probably run whatever the
Fedora Project is producing on my laptop and RHEL ES on the few servers
that I'm maintaining.
And I think you're over-estimating the cost. You can get RHEL ES for
$350 and that *includes* one year of RHN.
Edward H. Hill III, PhD
office: MIT Dept. of EAPS; Room 54-1424; 77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
email: eh3 at mit.edu, ed at eh3.com
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