Dear Pardus users,
As you know, Pardus is being developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey. The Council has been restructuring for more than three months. This process affected all the projects developed by the Council, including Pardus Project.
To be honest, the restructuring period brought a lot of changes to Pardus project, which we actually don't know but we see its affects. A remarkable number of developers had left the project, the working wheels of the project are about to stop etc.
We actually do not have a satisfactory official information. There is limited information from the project
1- Ozan Çağlayan's mail, which you may also read in DistroWatch's weekly. Also ote that, Ozan Çağlayan resigned at the beginning of the new year due to his unwanted designation to another project in Ankara
2-Nihan Katipoğlu's blog in the Official Community Coordinator's Blog:
"The ongoing restructrurring process has not finished yet. As the process is in operation we postpointed the release of the Corporate 2.1 version. Please note that the words "Pardus Project is closing etc" are just rumours. The project is not closing, but changing and transforming. We will see the changes together. As the decisions taken we will write them and share with you."
3- Erkan Tekman's Farewell Letter, summarily the project is not ending however, it is somehow transforming.
4-An officer's declaration from the Council that Pardus is not closing.
5-A reply to a question asked under the Law of Right Of Information Acquirement from the Council. Which states that the project is in operation for the moment.
Those were the official/semi-official intel which we can share with you at the moment. As you know there are lots of rumours around. And we know that you really wonder what's going around.
Please be patient, at the moment we do not like to share the rumours with you, which will make you sad, even if they are not true.
We will share the serious info, which are confirmed, and we will share with you the official announcements which are made in Turkish.
We, Turkish speaking Pardus community would like you to be a part of this. So we will post any remarkable intel in a short brief to www.pardusworld.com
. We also opened a twitter account https://twitter.com/PardusWorld
which you may follow.