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From Joerg Heinicke <>
Subject Re: New Spring Maintenance policy
Date Tue, 23 Sep 2008 21:04:29 GMT
On 23.09.2008 22:43, Peter Hunsberger wrote:

> As the number of versions of Spring used in production grows, it is
> impossible for us to provide free maintenance for multiple releases
> and perform backports of issues. Doing so would unfairly subsidize
> conservative customers who want to remain on a previous version, at
> the cost of the open source community.

The reasoning is totally awkward. Nobody questions discontinuing support 
for old major releases. But how does the above justify not providing 
patch releases after 3 month of a major release? [1] They are doing 
those releases anyway.

The last sentence above is purely a joke. At the end the new maintenance 
policy is a means to push people into the enterprise support program. 
They are absolutely free to do so, but they should admit it not talk crap.



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