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Re: Legacy wiki -- statement?

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Jesse Keating wrote:

On Tuesday 12 December 2006 10:20, Nils Breunese (Lemonbit) wrote:
I agree and we could just end it at that and say we don't care
everybody and their dog is running unpatched systems. But has anyone
ever tried contacting these big companies and explaining the
situation to maybe get some resources for the Legacy Project from
them? Or does that sound too much like begging to people here?
Companies like Dell just approach the Infrastructure Team and say
"Hey, we could give you guys a couple of our servers, where would you
like us to send them?" I guess it doesn't work like that for others,
but they might just want to cooperate. Or they might just not care
that their customers run unpatched systems. Since they also offer
support on their software I guess that helping Legacy out might just
benefit them too.

Frankly I'm done with this project. I've tried to pass off leadership, and
then that got a bit sabotaged by what Fedora Project wants to do with
lifespan in future releases (which I think is a good happy middle ground), but it isn't really interesting to do support for older Fedoras for the next
year or so.

If somebody wants to run with it, by all means. I'll turn over information about how to use the build system and push to the mirrors. I don't want to see Legacy to touch the newer Fedora releases that might carry the new longer
lifespan, I think 13 months is the best possible compromise.

I was just thinking out loud really. I don't expect it is possible to revive the Legacy Project at this point, but was just thinking that maybe trying to get companies that build on Fedora (not just Fedora Legacy) to supply resources might be a good idea. I don't know if this already being done, but as I said: I was just thinking out loud. I think you did a great job, Jesse, too bad it has to end like this.

Now, let me get started on migrating those last servers running legacy versions of Fedora Core...

Nils Breunese.


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