519: The Clone Grift Wars
16 July 2023
Have Oracle and SUSE lost their minds? Plus, we dig into Fedora's proposal to add telemetry collection to Workstation.
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- Why SUSE is forking Red Hat Enterprise Linux — SUSE CEO Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen today argues that SUSE is wading into this because of its belief that “becoming more proprietary should not be the basis for competition between open source companies."
- The future of AlmaLinux | Hacker News
- Rocky Linux: Keeping Open Source Open — While we continuously explore other options, the aforementioned approaches are subject to change. However, our unwavering dedication and commitment to open source and the Enterprise Linux community remain steadfast.
- AlmaLinux OS - Forever-Free Enterprise-Grade Operating System — After much discussion, the AlmaLinux OS Foundation board today has decided to drop the aim to be 1:1 with RHEL. AlmaLinux OS will instead aim to be Application Binary Interface (ABI) compatible.
- Fedora Workstation 40 Considering To Implement Privacy-Preserving Telemetry — Red Hat’s desktop developers are interested in “limited data collection of anonymous Fedora Workstation usage metrics.” They are not wanting to collect individual user data but are interested in aggregate usage metrics.
- Changes/Telemetry - Fedora Project Wiki
- What data will be collected, exactly? — A breakout topic for the F40 Change Request on Privacy-preserving telemetry for Fedora Workstation.
- Endless OS’s privacy-preserving metrics system — Let’s stare directly at the elephant in the room: usage metrics – telemetry, analytics, or whatever other terms one might like to use – is something that free software community members are often opposed to, with some good justification.
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