retiring blogs.fedoraproject.org on 2011-07-01
kevin at scrye.com
Tue May 31 15:58:51 UTC 2011
There has been some confusion and misunderstanding around
blogs.fedoraproject.org recently. This email will hopefully clear them
At the Tempe Fudcon, the Fedora Infrastructure team determined that we
should retire our blogs.fedoraproject.org service. The reasons for this
* We currently have no infrastructure members who are driving support
of this service. (Fixing bugs, following upstream or improving the
* Wordpress has a long history of security issues, requiring frequent,
custom patches or updates to keep it secure.
* Many other sites out there are providing blog services as their core
mission, likely resulting in a more feature-full and compelling
offering. Some of these sites like wordpress.com are commited to free
software, like Fedora is.
* Usage of the service was quite low. We have 92 blogs, but only 39 of
them had more than 5 posts. Only 6 of them had posts in the last
month, and only 23 had posts in 2011.
While we are open to interested parties stepping forward to help us
maintain the service, currently there is no compelling reason to
keep the service running.
We will be happy to help any user wishing to transition their blog to
another service. We will provide web site redirects and dumps of their
Please contact fedora infrastructure (infrastructure at lists.fedoraproject.org)
with further questions or concerns.
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