[fedora-india] Association with a startup in Bangalore

Amit Pundir amitpundir at ymail.com
Tue Oct 20 09:29:41 UTC 2009

----- Original Message ----

> From: Joerg Simon <jsimon at fedoraproject.org>
> To: fedora-india at redhat.com
> Sent: Tue, 20 October, 2009 1:44:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [fedora-india] Association with a startup in Bangalore
> On Tuesday 20 October 2009 07:24:47 Amit Pundir wrote:
> > We are also using fedora for as server and its working nicely.
> That is really interesting i heard that before, but only in cases where people 
> were surprised by not getting updates shortly after they implemented fedora as 
> server - or project managers who got fired by choosing fedora as a 
> serverplatform.
> I know a larger project in Mozambique, where they prototyped Servers for an 
> rollout of several 1000 Systems. The project was finished, what do you think 
> how happy they were as they realised that the underlying prototype version - 
> which was new at the beginning of the project - is end of life since more than 
> a year?
> Out of question that Fedora is technicaly a good Serverplatform. 
> How do you handle the short release cycle and how do you handle major changes 
> in key-applications during the lifecycle? 
> If i see that some people using outdated (and therefore unsecure) Versions on 
> a server, i get a bit angry, because they harm the Fedora Project by putting 
> Fedora's reputation in danger. 
> A System which is old and not updated will get abused some day for sure - as 
> wrote before, a abused Fedora System is not good for Fedora.
> If someone is willing to take the risk for his own business, i am fine with it. 
> But if we recommend people Fedora as a Server Platform we should tell them - 
> "You can use this Fedora Version only 13 month(in the best case)" 
> "If you update your Fedora it could be, that things works differently after the 
> update"
> There is nothing wrong in recommending CentOS which has updates for 5 years 
> and backported Features. And if you can handle Fedora - as one of our 
> downstreams and binary twin to rhel you can handle it as well. On some Events 
> here in Europe we share our Booth with the centos people because we are one 
> family.

All this work is for college, completely managed by MCA students here, we don't have any business risk and fear of getting fired ... Fedora Rocks  

We have some two small webservers we are using for our college work, and we always have a new batch every year to handle servers and lab, as we have few small applications for our internal use, so the 13 month OS always is good, we update to new fedora almost every year with regularly installing the updates. 

sometime it gives some pain when we shift to new OS because somethings break when we move to a step higher i remember when i upgraded php4 to php5 and many projects were not working . but again that gives chance of learning for the students.. 

Amit Pundir

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