Re: Debian LTS?
On Thu, 6 Oct 2011 09:50:12 +0100 Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 05, 2011 at 06:41:32PM -0700, Noah Meyerhans wrote:
> > I agree. Long-term support is not sexy, and it's not something that
> > most FLOSS developers (or developers in general, in my experience) have
> > any interest in working on. The best way that most companies know to
> > motivate them is to pay them. This is why RHEL, Canonical, and other
> > companies charge so much for support contracts. I'm not sure how
> > anybody could motivate a large enough group Debian developers to work on
> > an LTS release.
> The idea I was raising (based on the security team notes) was along the
> lines of getting a foundation together to fund that work specifically.
> I have no real idea whether there are people around who would be ready
> and willing to do the work on a paid basis, of course, but I can't help
> thinking that the money is likely to be there if the coordination and
> willing expertise is also there (that's a big if, of course).
If money were available, I'm sure there are plenty of skilled project
participants that are more than willing to accept it. It could even be
incentive- rather than person-based; something like $500 per LTS DSA to
whoever gets it done first.