The death of LTS?

This cant be good


Here’s one major change coming down the road: Long-term support (LTS) for Linux kernels is being reduced from six to two years.

Not surprising:

Maintainers face numerous obstacles to doing their jobs. Obstacle one: Many maintainers aren’t paid to maintain. They maintain code in addition to their day jobs.

I long wondered about the “unpaid I do it because I like to” model and how long it could be viable
Obviously companies like Red Hat, Oracle, Ubuntu etc that make $ off their open source have a way to pay for these peoples time (hire them)
But not every company can or does this

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Even more not surprising when …

Corbet explained: “There’s really no point to maintaining it for that long because people are not using them.”