[OpenAFS] End of life for Windows 2000?

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:02:25 -0500

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM, Phillip Moore
<w.phillip.moore@gmail.com> wrote:
> I would think for any closed operating system platform, that we should dr=
> support in sync with the vendor. =A0If Microsoft has stopped supporting W=
> then this seems like a no-brainer to me. =A0So do we. =A0 =A0For open sou=
> operating systems, then the same thing applies, assuming there's a govern=
> body or community for that particular OS.
> Perhaps this is really a question that should be address by the OpenAFS
> elders? =A0( I miss you guys... :-P )

The elders aren't going to cut people off without asking questions first.
So, ...

> If we don't have a clear policy on determining when to drop a platform, i=
> costs us dearly, as supporting these "dead" platforms prevents us from
> modernizing the environment like this.

A hard and fast policy is likely to come back and bite us. Flexibility
is better; We
are, after all, an open source project.