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Re: [opensuse-factory] simplicity, WAS: About the Live CDs (PLEASE READ)
On Tue, 2012-06-12 at 21:04 -0700, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM, Bryen M Yunashko <suserocks@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tue, 2012-06-12 at 20:30 +0200, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
You don't need an account on Studio/Gallery to download.


Sadly, you do. One wonders how much more adoption of openSUSE could be
had if Gallery never had the login requirement.

I could understand if you need an account for creating your own images.
But what is the point for restricting the downloading of them?
Or even better: put an copy of them on downlooad.opensuse.org besides
the current ISO directory.

I talked to someone in #susestudio a few months back about this, and was
told SUSE decided to have the login because it wanted to keep track of
what downloading were downloading. That's a bit scary if true, but its
their system, their decision.

I get so few downloads anyway that it hardly matters. And the gallery
analytics are non-existent until you start building appliances with a
signed partnership agreement with SUSE. Since my appliances are
transitioning to PaaS anyhow, it looks like SUSE Studio / Gallery is
no longer viable - my options are CloudFoundry (Ubuntu) or OpenShift
(RHEL / Fedora).
I love studio/ & kiwi, so i'm slightly biased, but last week we hade a
kanonical-engineer over for a week.
And he tried to promote their solution. After a week even _he_ wasn't
capable to get it working....



I'd like to see that happen, given my years in the Studio. I've been
there since it was first announced and I'm a huge fan of it. But
obviously SUSE the business needs to look at the numbers and the
strategic matters. They're spending a fair amount of money keeping the
platform alive and extending it. If it isn't contributing to inbound
marketing for the business and/or helping take customers away from the
other companies that sell Linux support - Canonical, Red Hat, Oracle -
then they should either make it better or turn it over to the
community and let us open it up and extend it.

You don't need to open it completely. (read-only)
Just like the OBS, most people only use the results, and don;t need to
create something themselves

hans

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