On 12/9/20 11:46 PM, Mark Stopka wrote:
Sorry for "top-posting"...
As you may know, CentOS (free clone of RHEL) is changing it's direction from being a RHEL clone to being a test-bed for RHEL N+1 version, the new product is called CentOS Stream, big part of CentOS community is rightfully upset about it and they are looking for alternatives, I was thinking we could capture a significant part of that market if we approach the issue with the right strategy and united, we certainly do have a lot to offer, starting with openSUSE Leap, going thru OBS (which is in my opinion sort of a killer app), all the way to all other more use-case specific "micro projects"...
I would like to see if we can put together a team of 5 - 10 people with skills cited below by Stasiek from my original post to project@ only, now let me see how many bounce messages I get from CCing the specific mailing lists :-)
Further citing from my original post, I believe this may actually work, I was already spreading the word on Reddit all day today....
I am wondering if someone here is committed to trying to come up with the strategy on how to go about that, I think it will be essential to produce easy to understand migration guides from CentOS -> openSUSE Leap and stress that CentOS is moving in the exact opposite direction as we are moving with openSUSE Leap and SUSE Linux Enterprise...
I've been giving it some thought. I have come up with a little of a strategy for this, which I started on https://etherpad.opensuse.org/p/migratefromcentos https://etherpad.opensuse.org/p/migratefromcentos
It still needs some refinement and community input, but for the most part it addresses an immediate vision.
If we get some small group of committed people together, it makes sense then to have an alignment call and discuss specifics, and manage it as a sort of a project just to evaluate results and perhaps implement some continuous improvements, the whole process of "killing original CentOS" is planned for about a year, but there will be a big spike in next few weeks I believe, followed by a long tail...
On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 11:33 PM Stasiek Michalski email@example.com wrote:
Am Mi, 9. Dez, 2020 um 11:29 P. M. schrieb Mark Stopka firstname.lastname@example.org:
If this gains traction here and interest of perhaps 5 - 10 people with right skillset:
- technical writer
- graphics designer (who does not like pretty graphics)
- geeks (so we can translate and test CentOS guides for openSUSE)
As for the PPC, I didn't mention that in the etherpad. I'll have to look at the overall budget to see what we can afford per month/quarter, which I can chat with the board about it. I would prefer that in doing a PPC, we only do it for certain content. Maybe marketing has a meeting for each proposed PPC item per month or quarter to make a determination. I could see a PPC being very useful in this situation for something like "migration guides from CentOS to openSUSE Leap" or videos showing something similar. v/r Doug