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Bug#468765: security support termination announcements are "too proud"

Filipus Klutiero wrote:
> Le March 1, 2008 04:03:28 am Frank Lichtenheld, vous avez écrit :
>> On Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 03:47:27AM -0500, Filipus Klutiero wrote:
>>> Since Red Hat releases at least each 3 years, that means Red Hat commits
>>> to supporting its "oldstables" for at least 4 years, which is much more
>>> than 1 year.
>>> IMO, more than 4 years is too much. But comparing to that, it's hard to
>>> be proud of under 1 year. IMO it's OK, but not more.
>> Comparing a commercial distro with expensive support contracts and a
>> community distro doesn't make sense at all...
> Perhaps, but then what about openSUSE (about 1.5 years), Ubuntu (1 year), 
> Ubuntu LTS (4.5 years) and CentOS (more than 4 years)? I can't compare with 
> Gentoo, and then we get to Slackware (which I don't know about). So in 
> general, Debian is worst than others.
>> Either way, I don't think that debian-www is the right place to discuss
>> this. I would suggest debian-project or debian-publicity.
> I'm convinced that there's no reason to be proud, so I see no need to discuss 
> it, unless you're confident that Debian should be proud. It can be removed 
> anyway on the grounds that our users don't need to know whether the project 
> is proud.

Can you please stop the fud, Debian releases have security support till
one year *after the next release*, which is at least 2.5 years and not
just 1 as you seem to imply...



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