Title: Support timeframe
In general, how long is a version for Debian supported? Ie, I believe that it is Microsoft’s policy to stop providing support (patches, fixes, etc) after 6 years from a release. Is there any such policy for Debian and if so- what is it? What would it be for version 5? Ie, is it safe to say that version 5 will not be supported after 2014?
The reason why I ask is because we have a hardware appliance that is based on Debian and we are working on upgrading to version 5. Because the previous version is not longer supported, we need to provide a patch policy for our appliance.
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