The Register: Straight outta Seattle: Redmond Linux
Aug 08, 2000, 08:44 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Ever wondered what a Seattle-flavoured Linux distro looks like?
The Redmond Linux project could give us a clue. Former Microsoft
staffer Joseph Cheek is the lead developer for the distro, which he
says brings some of Microsoft's Cathedral software engineering
practices to the open source Bazaar."
"Cheek told The Register that Redmond Linux was leading on
ease of use - and more controversially, adopting the kind of
software Q&A procedures that he learned in Redmond. The
distro uses Caldera's distro as a base (Cheek is a co-author of a
book about Caldera Linux) but with some UI modifications...."
"But the idea of bringing Microsoft software practices into an
open source distribution might strike some as sacrilegous, given
the company's reputation for software reliability. What's he