Project Manager Linux-distro CentOS stopped responding to calls, failed to account for advertising and sponsorship money. The project is close to collapse

The developers of the popular distro CentOS, a clone of paid Red Hat Enterprise Linux, reported that the project is literally poised on the brink of collapse. Meanwhile, this OS is now running on millions of servers around the world.

Yesterday a group of initiative developers in charge of various development processes CentOS, published on the project site an open letter in which the project manager Lance Davis is accused of irresponsibility and laissez-faire attitude to the operating system. Sam Davis recently announced his departure from the daily oversee the development processes in connection with the transition to a new place of work. A group of developers said that his actions put the distribution is literally on the edge of the abyss, without warning of his resignation and appointing responsible for the further development of the system.

“It seems that the project could fall into the abyss, and this is totally unacceptable. CentOS can not kill just because of the confusion in the leadership,” - said in a letter.

According to published reports, Davis literally disappeared quickly transferred control of the leadership of the development of a number of programmers who were in the IRC-channels, to support work on the operating system. In an open letter, such actions are called “improper”, and the project currently is decapitated.

A number of developers claims that Lance Davis also reported on the finances received from advertising and sponsorship over the past few weeks. Phone calls and emails, he also did not respond.

30 July 2009 | , clone, developer, distribution, head, money, red hat enterprise linux

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