Proposed changes to Fedora Legacy Project

D Canfield canfield at
Thu Jan 19 13:47:19 UTC 2006

Michael Favia wrote:
> Jesse Keating wrote:
>> When a give Fedora Core release enters "maintenance
>> mode", Fedora Legacy, the Community Maintenance Project, will take over
>> maintenance of the release for Security issues.
> EOL is pretty "de facto" imo but perhaps "community maintenance mode" 
> is a better descriptor because it is always only in "maintenance mode" 
> after initial release as far as I understand. 

I don't think that's true.  FC4 saw a lot of non-security related 
updates (NetworkManager and kernels immediately jump to mind).  My 
understanding is that when a release moves to legacy, it's basically 
just security fixes.

To echo Axel's comment in another thread, I think that once all the 
kinks are worked out, the key factor for users in the move to legacy 
status is the change from "active" maintenance to security-only 
maintenance.  If that's the point that marketing and documentation focus 
on, I think we'll gradually move away from the mindset that "legacy 
means Red Hat doesn't help anymore."


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