Gentoo 2007.1 Cancelled, Foundation & Newsletter discussed

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This morning Christina Fullam states that it was decided just before Christmas to cancel the 2007.1 release and roll all the effort into Gentoo 2008.0 since there was little possibility of getting a well-tested 2007.1 release out before 2008.

Work began on the release as planned, but vast numbers of security vulnerabilities between September 2007 and December 2007 and reduced manpower left the Release Engineering team constantly overworked, having to rebuild stages and add items to the initial snapshot.

In other news, Christina says, "The foundation trustees are evaluating all options open to them. This may include joining a consortium of software projects such as the Software Freedom Conservancy or Software in the Public Interest and having them handle our legal matters, renewing our status in New Mexico, or other options. Former chief architect Daniel Robbins also offered to assist."

Concerning the weekly newsletter Christina posts, "Anant Narayanan recently proposed moving to a Gentoo Monthly Newsletter, giving us more time to prepare high-quality articles and go through a proper draft and review process. The extra time allows us to prepare statistics, aggregate interesting content from Planet Gentoo and generally come up with top-notch content, such as features on the Developer of the Month. This happened as there were not enough volunteers to help with content for a weekly newsletter. "

More details can be found at http://www.gentoo.org/