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Bug#468765: marked as done (security support termination announcements are "too proud")

Your message dated Mon, 3 Mar 2008 11:45:22 +0100
with message-id <200803031145.22682.holger@layer-acht.org>
and subject line Re: Bug#468765: Should the Debian project state it is proud of oldstable security support?
has caused the Debian Bug report #468765,
regarding security support termination announcements are "too proud"
to be marked as done.

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If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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According to http://www.us.debian.org/News/2008/20080229

One year after the release of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias 'etch' and nearly 
three years after the release of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias 'sarge' the 
security support for the old distribution (3.1 alias 'sarge') is coming to an 
end next month. The Debian project is proud to be able to support its old 
distribution for such a long time and even for one year after a new version 
has been released.

Saying that "The Debian project is proud to be able to..." is useless so it 
presumably means to imply that the oldstable has a long security support. But 
that support is of 1 year or less, while some other distros do much better. 
For (good) example, according to 

Red Hat commits to supporting each version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for 7 
years after its release.

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 

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.

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Thanks for playing.

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