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Lowell Gilbert freebsd-stable-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Sep 18 20:35:44 UTC 2008

Jo Rhett <jrhett at netconsonance.com> writes:

> We have no 4.x or 5.x systems nor do we have any interest in
> maintaining those.  So perhaps a good idea, but not something I can
> help with.
> I *did* offer to work on maintenance for 6.2, but was told it would be
> rejected by the developers.  Would I extend effort to do exactly what
> I am talking about -- extending the support lifetime for very recent
> releases?  Absolutely.  If its in a form useful for the community as a
> whole.
> If I have to do this on my own (what we are doing internally now) then
> the FreeBSD community leverages nothing from the effort, and we're not
> changing the resources limitations at all.

I've kind of lost the drift, but it sounds to me as though Jo Rhett is
tentatively offering to take on extended support for 6.2, but not
earlier versions.  Aside from programming skills, what would Jo need
to bring to the table in order to provide that back to the project?
Is that a reasonable statement of what's on discussion here?

[Sorry for putting words into people's mouths, but I need a more
concrete discussion in order to be sure I know what anybody actually

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