CoreOS was in so many ways the better thought out proposition. Which happens to be why I stopped tracking Docker and still kept an eye on CoreOS. I dearly hope Poettering is kept well away from etcd.
Enterprise Linux biz Red Hat on Tuesday said it has reached an agreement to acquire CoreOS, a maker of open source container software, for $250 million. CoreOS, a 130-person San Francisco company founded in 2013 by CEO Alex Polvi and CTO Brandon Philips, makes Tectonic (an enterprise-oriented Kubernetes platform), Quay (an …
It's Red Hat. They'll give the whole thing to Pottering, and he'll build it into systemd. It will end up riddled with bugs and with security as an afterthought's afterthought. When the first logoed vulnerability emerges, he'll blame end users. Nobody will be able to fix anything because all the logs will be binary, and corrupted by the attacks.
Red Hat will snicker and go "who else are you going to buy from". Three more RHEL derivatives will emerge the next day. Oracle will pretend it didn't hear anything about any of this.
So, you know, a standard Tuesday in IT.
CoreOS is basically a Gentoo Derivative but with the package manager(emerge) removed.
SystemD preinstalled + Docker.
And "ignition" - some JSON configuration file which fills out SystemD unit files - so there is no escape, no C compiler, and everything runs in a container - or is statically linked, or is just a pain to install.
They go to some lengths to disguise the Gentoo heritage, but it's getting some traction with DC/OS (separate software bundle from Mesophere) being the quick start tooling for Kubernetes/Mesos clusters on AWS, and DC/OS choosing to make that bundle use CoreOS as a base rather than say CentOS or Debian.