See this page for more. Inclusive of this merging is a new set of requirements for using the word CentOS. Since we ship an updated and modified kernel, and we update and modify packages to reflect our needs, we are going to have to alter our “CentOS derived distribution” statement. Or switch to another distribution.
Its an annoyance, but maybe its time to revisit the distribution scenario. I see nothing wrong with using Debian as the basis, and building from there. I’ve spent far too many days/weeks/months fighting through some of the crap I’ve had to deal with in the Red Hat derived distributions.
I am not sure that this is the last straw for me, but its at least a welcome time to revisit the relative value of the distributions, what they bring to the table, and whom we can use as an OS basis for our appliances.