was one of those projects that
aimed to provide a free Linux distribution from the sources used in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux. Founder and lead developer David L. Parsley announced
that he no longer has time for Tao development.
Over the last few weeks, I've consulted with other Tao developers and a
number of Tao users, as well as several CentOS developers, with whom I've
worked closely. Based on feedback, suggestions, and general agreement of
all concerned, I'm going with the following plan:
- Right now, I'm making the public announcement of my retirement, and
making 'switch' yum repositories available that will convert a Tao box to a
- For several months, I will continue to release security updates (and
little else), allowing users time to either switch to CentOS or make other
arrangements of their own.
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