Am Samstag, 8. August 2009 22:54:05 schrieb Gerald Pfeifer:
On Tue, 4 Aug 2009, Druid wrote:
Decisions for enterprise affects Opensuse, as Opensuse is the base for the enterprise releases. For example, if JFS is not available in the enterprise releases, chances are it wont be available in Opensuse either.
Well, that is the perfect counter example. ;-) JFS will never ever enter SUSE Linux Enterprise (again), yet it is available on openSUSE. Or take ext4, where we made the conscious decision not to push this with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, yet it is the default on openSUSE right now.
Does openSUSE not always precede SLE since the latter is based on a release of the former? If I remember correctly I have read emails about package x or feature y being being pushed into openSUSE release z because that one was the one that was going to be used for SLE.
openSUSE is one thing, SUSE Linux Enterprise is another. The two are certainly related, but the way decisions are being made for the two should be quite different, and is.
Yes, but no. :) The decision process, in regard to which people or committees are involved might differ, and yet even in that respect they are related since some people work on both. However they should certainly not differ in terms of the decision process being one of discussing objective arguments. So if the question is the same, the same arguments should be considered.
IMHO is is not true that most people, be it inside the openSUSE community or outside, make a clear distinction between what is decided for SLE or openSUSE. Novell is the one behind both, a bit less for openSUSE, but nevertheless it "owns" the positions that decide in the end. It would be stupid if Novell's upper management would not place people that support their vision and opinion on the important positions of its business and SLE as well as openSUSE are Novell's business. It's absolutely normal that whoever is in charge of most resources has the biggest influence.