Security Response Team / EOL

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Fri Apr 28 20:14:41 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-04-28 at 09:53 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> Currently there are five releases in maintenance mode, aka managed by
> fedora legacy. Maybe in the future this will decrease, but somehow
> whenever legacy tries to kick out a release some people start crying
> and it is kept. But let's assume 3-4 releases on the average in the
> future.

Lets not assume that.  I'm tired of hearing people cry, and releases
will get dropped, and a strict adherence to the timeline will be met.
It was a mistake of mine to ever extend the life beyond what we set

> I also think that the organisational separation of core vs extras
> blurs in legacy mode, as legacy for core is already in a community
> driven entity like extras is, so convergence is easier in that
> domain. legacy is a community security response team for core and
> creating a second for extras doesn't sound right, it's better to
> consolidate forces. 

Because we're in the process of moving our stuff over to Extras like
land, so that we could possibly get folded into the Extras version of
it, or it could all fall under our name, but for now a separate team is

Also if we ever get to the point where all of Fedora lives outside, then
the core/extras line is really blurred and then we can really merge the

That said, I wouldn't be surprised to see Legacy folks in the Extras
team (and hopefully vice versa).

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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