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FreeOS.com: Interview: Michael Tiemann CTO, Red Hat

Nov 28, 2000, 06:50 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Prakash Advani)

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"Red Hat has worked incredibly hard to make Red Hat 7 the best Linux distribution ever, and I think we did a great job balancing a lot of complex requirements. Did we make some mistakes? Yes. Are we fixing them? Yes."

"Why did Red Hat decide to ship a development snapshot of GCC instead of the most recent released version, 2.95.2?"

"There was a lot of discussion about this on Slashdot when Red Hat 7 shipped, and with 20/20 hindsight, it appears that no better technical decision could have been made. I will leave it to speculation as to whether we could have navigated certain political minefields better, but let me explain the rationale again."

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