After some confusing communications (example) the folks at SUSE have come clean on a change for the openSUSE distribution: paid SUSE staff will no longer work on creating openSUSE releases. It is claimed that the amount of work going into openSUSE is not decreasing, it is just being put into other areas. Meanwhile, the community is trying to figure out how to “release without full time paid worker bees“. The current plan seems to be to put out 13.2 in November, with SUSE still providing security support thereafter.
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