Re: SuSE, Caldera, Connectiva and TurboLinux to do a new distrib
Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> > I have a hard time believing that any good will come of this, unless
> > they intend to still market regionally-branded distros built on top of a
> > common core. I can't imagine that making each of their core markets
> > compete with each other for attention will make for a /better/
> > product...
> This was mentioned on slashdot with a link to a eweek article. The comment
> made there is each of these players is very strong in one region. So they can
> work on a common core and reduce their costs while not fighting each other.
> This is really open source at the business level.
Well... Not exactly... Since the installation is based on YaST from
SuSE and we all know that YaST is not Open Source complieant (the
source is "open", i.e. you are allowed to read it, SuSE often confuses
one with another, I recently had to learn that in an "expert chat").
Given enough thrust pigs will fly, but it's not necessarily a good idea.
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