Daily Archives: 2021-07-09

Who wins when Amazon pulls brands from its store?

Source: The Verge - All Posts

Article note: Have to agree. This was reliable mid-tier brands responding to the incentive structure, and reeks of Amazon making sure they couldn't become independently recognized enough to be independently viable.
A RavPower wireless charging pad. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Not the consumer

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Asshole Symmetry

I’m always amazed by how lockstep the American left’s gun policy playbook and the American right’s abortion policy playbook are.

Citizens, Not the State, Will Enforce New Abortion Law in Texas
It’s Hard to Sue Gun Makers. New York Is Set to Change That.

Both trying the “We can’t technically ban X, so we’re going to unleash a wave of nuisance lawsuits” strategy in the same month. Both articles from the NYT for maximum 1:1 comparison.

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CentOS Stream: ‘I was slow on the uptake, but I get what they are doing now,’ says Rocky Linux founder

Source: The Register

Article note: Interesting. I'm still of the opinion that the only compelling reason to put up with an RHEL-like is because some tool is brittle and demands to run on RHEL X.Y, and Stream doesn't fulfill that need for users. I admire Greg's optimism that it might be a way into RH's cabal-driven-development scheme, but I find it less likely that an injection point between Fedora and RHEL represents much of an opportunity for input.

Greg Kurtzer: Red Hat did the right thing and the new scenario is better than the old

Interview  Greg Kurtzer, co-founder of CentOS and founder of Rocky Linux, has told The Register that despite the "negative effect" around the end of CentOS 8, he now believes that the focus on CentOS Stream is better for the community.…

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