Last week I came across a new Open Source project which looks very promising to me (and at the same time got almost no media coverage yet). Therefore I decided to blog about this right now: Ascendos.
is will be a free rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL),
technically very similar to CentOS.
I started to write a bit of technical background what is so interesting about RHEL but it became to long so you find that in a separate blog post.
Why is Ascendos so exciting to me:
- The CentOS project has severe management problems and there are no signs of even acknowledging the problem.
- From the mission statement on the web site it looks like Ascendos will work in a way that I always wanted from CentOS.
- At least one core member of Scientific Linux participates in Ascendos (even though on personal time) and Scientific Linux is generally more open about their "secret sauce".
So it looks like the time has finally come for a serious CentOS contender. Currently it's all vaporware but I'm hoping for the best.