LinuxPlanet: Big Changes Ahead for Red Hat
Jul 21, 2003, 14:30 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dee-Ann LeBlanc)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."
and Main: Red Hat to Abandon Retail Channel(Jul 19, 2003)