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Re: Preferential notice of new versions

  • From: J Bacher
  • Date: Sun Feb 04 18:06:21 2001



On Sun, 4 Feb 2001, Dan Busarow wrote:

> On Feb 4, J Bacher wrote:
> >1)  Noone has suggested that the current public distribution would go
> >away.  What has been a point of concern is that the public may have to
> >wait [too long?] for vendors to get their act together and publish patches
> >before the new release hits the general distribution.  A good many
> >companies don't rely on vendor patches. 
> 
> And since I have the source I am limited in what way?
> Paul has't changed anything the I can see aside from formalizing
> deals with the root operators. That's a good thing

Well, that's exactly my thought.  From what I gather, the concern seems to
be that there would be a delay in releasing the source to the general
public until the vendors got their patches.  My take is that the
pre-release to the vendors afforded time for testing compatibility
issues -- not that there would be a delay in releasing the source to the
general public once ISC was satisfied that the code would behave as
expected.

That's why I called for a clarification.  I think that the panic may be
uncalled for.  However, I also haven't seen anyone provide clarification
to dissuade any concern.






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