proposed change to support policy for FreeBSD Releases

Colin Percival cperciva at
Tue Sep 23 23:56:00 UTC 2008

jonathan michaels wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 01:37:03PM -0700, Jo Rhett wrote:
>> Some quite lively offline discussion has come to conclusion with the  
>> following suggestions to change the support policy.  Obviously, this  
>> is what we feel would be a good idea, but it's obviously open to  
>> discussion and there's nobody demanding anything here.  It just seems  
>> "better".

Thanks for the suggestions, but it might have helped to avoid confusion
if you had contacted the FreeBSD security team privately before announcing
your ideas here...

>> Final
>>      The final minor release on a given branch will be supported by  
>> the Security Officer for a minimum of 24 months after the release.
> thank you gentle peoples for working out this solution. it has given me
> some much needed clarity as regards forward moving planning.

No it hasn't.  The FreeBSD Security team hasn't agreed to anything yet.

Colin Percival

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