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RHEL has made a new announcement to control the distribution of its source code.

Discussion in 'CentOS, Redhat & Oracle Linux News' started by rdan, Jun 22, 2023.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks like it's moving ahead https://www.phoronix.com/news/OpenELA-RHEL-Compatible


    So this leaves open the opportunity for AlmaLinux to join OpenELA at a later date if their way doesn't pan out
     
  2. buik

    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    Great news.
    But I don't believe AlmaLinux joins. They have clearly taken a different path.
    And surely they will have already been asked to participate.
    By the way, I would love it if Alma joins and still remains/becomes an upstream clone.

    I am not waiting for a Stream+.
    Looking at their Alma git server.
    Lots of non upstream code is already been added. Something I don't think is a good idea.
     
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    AlmaLinux OS - Forever-Free Enterprise-Grade Operating System

    And
     
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    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    Yeah, I guess it comes down to personal choice. The definition of Enterprise-Grade is changing. I am interested to see how AlmaLinux do this :)
     
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    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    Exactly and that is exactly the problem. "Enterprise-Grade", is not a protected term with mandatory product specifications and features. You know how I feel about enterprise grade OS'.

    However-and this might be an interesting one.
    I do notice that AlmaLinux has changed "enterprise-grade" to "production-grade".
     
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    Overlooked this article until now https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-a...rprise-linux-compatible-without-red-hat-code/ :) Interesting about https://wiki.almalinux.org/repos/Synergy.html :D

     
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    Overlooked this article until now https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-a...rprise-linux-compatible-without-red-hat-code/ :) Interesting about https://wiki.almalinux.org/repos/Synergy.html :D

     
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    Will upgrading from CentOS 7 to one of the new OSs be as simple as creating a snapshot of our server and creating a new server with the new OS with that snapshot?
     
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    And https://www.zdnet.com/article/ciq-o...-openela-to-take-on-red-hat-enterprise-linux/

     
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    Unfortunately, that won't work. You'd need to manually migrate data like you would moving servers from CentOS 7 to EL8 OS like AlmaLinux 8 or Rocky Linux 8 as outlined at https://community.centminmod.com/posts/97657/. My goal is the new centmin.sh menu option 21 mentioned in that link when ready for public testing will help with such migrations.
     
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    Same marketing bla bla as when the CentOS / Red Hat team, tried to extol Stream last year. After all, it was almost the same thing according to CentOS. Then if it's supposedly almost the same; Why not using RHEL as source. There is absolutely no reason to deploy Stream code in production. I've posted it before, the article below shows very clearly that the Stream product is not anything like it at all, as what the team wants it to believe to its (potential) users.

    AlmaLinux Stream: Why and how? - Androides

    That does surprise me somewhat. I thought this was already applicable. Or was in progress.
    CIQ is one of the driving forces behind OpenELA, RESF and Rocky. And looking at their OpenELA Git repo. There are several RESF/Rocky employees, active with commits etc.
     
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    Yeah, maybe AlmaLinux will join OpenELA too :)
    Probably the reality of trying to maintain 1:1 for Rocky is a lot harder so worth getting help :)
     
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    That seems unlikely to me. Alma made a conscious choice. It is almost inevitable that they were also asked to participate in the OpenELA project.
     
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    Wondering if there's already trouble in OpenELA paradise? Last update from OpenELA is from 24 of november 2023. At the time, very quick releases after upstream release schedule. Latest upstream update is from januari 2024.