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Old 04-20-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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I had someone ask me an interesting interview question today, The question is:

"How does Red Hat Enterprise get created and how does its code flow?"

Any thoughts?
 
Old 04-20-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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Sounds like a daft question to me. Do they expect you to say a stork delivers it or something?

My answer would genuinely be to ask the question again in a way that made sense.
 
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Sounds like a daft question to me. Do they expect you to say a stork delivers it or something?

My answer would genuinely be to ask the question again in a way that made sense.
Don't you just love the trick questions? :-)

But I think the direction they were going was:

The Open Source code comes in through Fedora and there's a lot of community
involvement/argument. Those things that RH wants to put into RHEL come
thorugh there and is reviewed and tweaked by the RH staff.
 
Old 04-20-2012, 01:59 PM   #4
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well, I think redhat are the 2nd or 3rd highest contributor to the Linux kernel, so there's a huge amount of OS code from redhat.
 
Old 04-20-2012, 04:58 PM   #5
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They take upstream and locally produced code and compile it and test it would be my answer. But I am not on the hot seat.

Dunno if there is a good answer.

I prefer questions taken from certification tests or training courses.
 
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"How does Red Hat Enterprise get created"
people put it together into a package called a "distro"

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and how does its code flow?"
it flows very nicely , in the last few years i have only have it stop flowing once .
And that was 100% MY fault

now back in the "box"

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The Open Source code comes in through Fedora and there's a lot of community involvement/argument
yes and no some things come in from fedora but not all

fedora was and IS a "great experiment " that looks to be working

comparing fedora with rhel

fedora is a "day trader"
RHEL is a "mutual bond " and 401k
 
  


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