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 New Linux Support Policies are Ominous

Security Focus talks about Red Hat and Mandrake's new support policies.

" know that Red Hat and Mandrake have important reasons to limit support for older operating systems: first, open-source software has an unfortunate tendency to live forever -- many users are still relying on versions of Red Hat even older than 6.2, and supporting these primordial distributions is expensive. The QA and build machines need to be supported, and developers must be diverted from more forward-looking tasks."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 18, 2003 )


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