15 May 2007 15 May '07
| I think we would need to restrict the total number of releases | made per year. The one-year limit may be debatable, and immediate | releases might be possible, as long as there is some provision | that releases are not made at a too-high rate.
I would agree, but... has there been more that the one security release that I know about?
No, but I believe this partly due to the fact that Linux distributors don't provide their security patches, or that they get applied only to the current maintenance branch, and not to older branches. If this policy gets implemented, I believe there would be more security patches than those we had seen - this single one was only in response to some demanding users.