Re: Important information regarding the merger of core and extras, and what this means to Legacy
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Quoting Matthew Miller <mattdm@xxxxxxxxxx>:
* In fact, I'm pretty certain I'm not, and that there are thousands of users running FC1, FC2, and FC3 and just waiting to become botnet members if they're not already. The difference is that my users have me to care about them.
Well, I agree there are _at least_ thousands of users running FC1-3 waiting to be botnet members. And most of them neither know about Fedora Legacy nor have someone like you to care about them, so extending support via FL won't help the majority of them... Sad, but no doubt true... That doesn't mean FL shouldn't exist. Even if we can only stop a small percentage from being hacked, that is still a very worthy goal which will have positive effects on the internet/world. However, if you can find a sufficient number of those who do know (or will learn) about FL, or who have people like you who will care for them, and can get them to support FL is some way, then there would be no problem keeping FL alive to do so. But there has to be a certain level of support, and I really don't see that happening myself. Again, I could be wrong... The reason there was so much RHL 7/9 and FC 1 support was Red Hat really dropped us with almost no advanced notice. We were aleady on the Red Hat gravy train and the rug was yanked out from under us, and we had little choice. I don't consider people installing Fedora Core 3/4/5/6 to be in that same boat: they should know what they are getting into, and should have a plan that meets their needs for the future. As such, there are not so many people dependent on FC 3/4/5/6 and hence less people willing to do the hard work for it. Basically, FL was a _need_ for some of us at the start, but it isn't a need for most people now. There are easy alternatives now that didn't exist back when RHL was dropped and FC was started. Anyway, I'm going to try to stop participating in this thread after this message. I think I've said more than I should have already... I'd be more than happy to see FL survive. I'd even be willing to help out some. But it is no longer something I need, just something that gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling... -- Eric Rostetter The Department of Physics The University of Texas at Austin Go Longhorns! -- fedora-legacy-list mailing list fedora-legacy-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-legacy-list
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