|| ||OpenPKG <openpkg-AT-openpkg.org>|
|| ||Welcome New OpenPKG Year 2008!|
|| ||Tue, 1 Jan 2008 13:21:29 +0100|
Welcome New OpenPKG Year 2008!
The same procedure as last year?
The same procedure as _every_ year!
Following our good tradition, the turn of the year is the prominent
point in time where we adjust the official OpenPKG world order to the
current organizational and technological circumstances. Please let us
take the opportunity to inform you about the current adjustments:
1. OpenPKG is finally logically, technically and organizationally split
into the OpenPKG Framework and the pool of OpenPKG Packages and now
logically focuses on so-called OpenPKG Stacks -- distributions which
are based on the OpenPKG Framework and a set of OpenPKG Packages.
The old OpenPKG-CURRENT distribution is know considered just be the
generic and most prominent distribution for building OpenPKG Stacks.
2. The OpenPKG Project remains the well-established central
coordination and resource sharing point and will continue to
provide the central OpenPKG download resources, including the
OpenPKG Framework, the OpenPKG Packages and the OpenPKG Stacks.
Additionally, the OpenPKG Project will soon migrate to a new
simplified infrastructure in order to be less confusing and
complicated for new users. Some URLs will change. Separate
announcements will follow.
3. The exclusive rights to use all OpenPKG Packages was assigned by
contract from Ralf S. Engelschall to the OpenPKG Foundation e.V. The
OpenPKG Foundation e.V. from now on is the official provider of the
OpenPKG Packages, which technically includes all previously existing
OpenPKG packages, except those which are now part of the OpenPKG
Framework. The OpenPKG Foundation e.V. will continue to deliver the
OpenPKG Packages under the previous OpenPKG license which grants
mostly unlimited permission to use, copy, modify and distribute it.
4. The exclusive rights to use the whole OpenPKG Framework was
assigned by contract from Ralf S. Engelschall to the OpenPKG GmbH.
The OpenPKG GmbH from now on is the official provider of the OpenPKG
Framework, which technically includes the OpenPKG "bootstrap", the
OpenPKG tool chain, the OpenPKG registry, etc. The OpenPKG GmbH will
deliver the OpenPKG Framework under licenses which grant limited
permission to use, copy, modify and distribute it.
5. Based on the result of the comprehensive contributions of the OpenPKG
GmbH to the RPM5.org project in 2007, the OpenPKG Framework will
soon be available in a completely revamped RPM 5.0 based version.
This will be the greatest technological upgrade in the 7 years
of existence of OpenPKG. The upgrade will require some manual
intervention by the OpenPKG instance administrator, but a reasonably
smooth upgrade path from the current RPM 4 based OpenPKG-CURRENT will
be provided, of course. Once this new RPM 5 based OpenPKG Framework
is available the OpenPKG Packages will be upgraded to take advantage
of its new features, too. Separate announcements will follow.
The OpenPKG organizations think that this way also in 2008
OpenPKG will be able to continue delivering you the best
cross-platform multiple-instance Unix software packaging solution
you can get on the market for driving your business.
OpenPKG.com OpenPKG Corporation OpenPKG GmbH
OpenPKG.net OpenPKG Foundation OpenPKG Foundation e.V.
OpenPKG.org OpenPKG Project Ralf S. Engelschall
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