[CentOS-devel] Retiring the Tao Linux project

David Parsley parsley at linuxjedi.org
Wed Jun 14 14:19:38 UTC 2006

Hi all,

Over the last year or so I've been watching my employer's and my own
finances slowly go down the drain, with quality of life and happiness
not far behind.  Finally this spring, I decided I would have to do
something before things got really bad.  What I've done is get another
job - a REALLY GOOD job, in a very nice area where I'm confident that
I and my family will be very happy.

I'll be a 'Network Engineer', and as such I'll only spend 5-10% of my
time on system administration type stuff.  I will, of course, run a
Linux desktop (probably dual-boot Fedora latest/RHEL latest).  My new
employer has also opted for the site license of RHEL, so there's no
good reason for me to continue cloning on work time.  Now that I have
3 young children, I've spent very, very little of my home time on Tao,
and have no intention of taking time away from family for it.  So I've
spent some time over the past weeks planning an exit strategy, and
after conferring with other Tao developers, several of the Tao users I
know, as well as the CentOS developers, I've come up with a plan which
I've implemented and published at:

I won't repeat everything here, but I'd just like to say thanks to all
the great Tao users who have made this project so fun and interesting.


David L. Parsley

"If I have seen further, it is by standing on ye shoulders of giants"
- Isaac Newton

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