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LinuxPlanet: Big Changes Ahead for Red Hat

Jul 21, 2003, 14:30 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dee-Ann LeBlanc)

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"Massive changes are coming to a red fedora near you. For a number of reasons, Red Hat Linux is now moving to a more open development model with less focus on boxed sets and more focus on community involvement. The announcement, which was partially leaked this weekend, was made official Monday morning by an announcement from Red Hat's Bill Nottingham.

"The announcement details some big moves for the way Red Hat Linux is developed, but does not confirm information also leaked this weekend that Red Hat plans to drop its retail line of shrinkwrapped, boxed software.

"No more closed beta teams for the regular Red Hat releases. No more having to deny feature requests due to various time constraints, being unable to apply last-minute updates to a new release because it takes a month for CDs and boxes to go through the production process, or keeping people who truly want to help make the distribution better at arms' length.

"In fact, the latest Red Hat Linux is going to be released under this new model. Or at least part of it..."

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