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Re: Debian LTS?

Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@debian.org> schrieb:
> On mar., 2011-10-04 at 11:59 +0100, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I recall coming across the proposal/discussion in
>> <http://wiki.debian.org/DebianSecurity/Meetings/2011-01-14>
>> shortly after that wiki page was published, and thought it was something
>> which was worth persuing. I don't *think* I saw a follow-up email about
>> it to debian-private or a -bits mail, so I assume that noone had the time
>> to take it forward, but I thought it was worth checking whether anything
>> had happened.
> The link you pasted has a link to
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2011/01/msg00006.html
> (which is where reports should be posted, not -private...) which says:
> ----
> * Longer security support for Debian stable
> Current Debian releases are supported for a year after the next version has
> been released; this tends to come down to around three years in recent times.
> There has been some interest to have Debian stable security supported for
> a longer period of time, say five years. We've explored what conditions such
> support should fulfil, but more discussion needs to happen before it can
> become a reality.
> ----
> Basically this didn't happen yet afaict. What lacks is usually time and
> (wo)manpower.

Someone needs to work on organising and creating a foundation (or similar
entity) to fund/pay the person(s) doing the (5-(standard sec life time)

We've said repeatedly that this needs to be organised by someone external
to the security team. If someone wants to see this happen, get to work.


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