Why Is There No Open Source SLES ?
Nov 10, 2007, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Fabian pointed to an interesting article from a Red Hat
engineer about CentOS and Red Hat's position. An interesting
question popped up that I asked myself before: 'Why is there no
SLES alternative distribution?' Given all the benefits a free
Enterprise Linux brings to Red Hat, Novell must be eager to want to
tap into this resource, right?
"One comment suggested that Novell did not release SRPMs and
therefore it was impossible to create a free SLES clone. Reality
seems a bit different: Novell does release SRPMs..."