Move to a portable app model
Posted Jun 9, 2006 19:42 UTC (Fri) by h2
In reply to: Move to a portable app model
Parent article: The problem of Firefox in Ubuntu Breezy
so how much are those distros contributing to mozilla to get that long term support? With the exception of debian, we are after all talking about for profit corporations here. So if they want that type of support, I suggest they get together and create a few staff positions at mozilla.com whose sole role is maintaining old mozilla/firefox versions.
If they don't want to pay for this, then their feelings on this question are fairly irrelevant. And what would that cost, tops? To maintain security patches for a handful of gecko based browsers? Probably one person could do it, so between redhat, suse, mandriva, etc, what are we talking about to get this desired security patch support? $10,000 a year? Maybe 20k if they hired two people?
This isn't very hard to do, if you need something done that nobody wants to do, pay someone to do it. And if you need it done, for reasons of corporate network stability, then pay for it. This isn't complicated.
If redhat/suse/mandriva can't afford to pay this pittance then they are in the wrong business and should contemplate entering into a new line of work, maybe ice cream sales or something.
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