wounded in the line of duty
While I agree with you that Red Hat contributes to the community and that CentOS would not be possible without Red Hat, Red Hat would not be possible without the community at large (of which CentOS is a subset), so any obligation one would have regarding Red Hat returns equally.
Red Hat is making people wealthy based on software written by the community, it is only normal that the community profits from the contributions Red Hat gives back. So I do not agree that we should not be critical of Red Hat.
Besides, ever thought about the fact that CentOS as a community enlarges Red Hat's market and power because it has a userbase that is possible ten times larger than RHEL's userbase ? A userbase that otherwise would be running Ubuntu or SLES. Who should be thankful to whom ?
[Fact is that CentOS has an identity problem created by Red Hat that is causing the project to not being able to describe what it is: a Red Hat compatible product.
Yes, this was a trademark dispute and while the project is legally allowed to reference other vendors we asked Red Hat to provide us with an acceptable definition of CentOS, to which we got no reply.
That fact that now a slogan is indirectly refering to Red Hat (without naming Red Hat) could be considered funny.]
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