"# The issues raised in the Open Letter have been raised
privately literally for years and a voluntary resolution had been
hoped for and worked toward. But progress requires follow through.
We have tried contacting Lance in private for a long period of time
before this Open Letter. While we received promises, there was no
real response or follow through from him on promises made. We are
sure he is not dead, on vacation, or sick. Once we all decided
there was no movement in the matter we created the Open Letter.
This is not something that appeared just recently.
"# We would really like to continue the project using the
centos.org domain. That is one of the reasons for the Open Letter.
But the developers will move to another domain if there is no other
option. Protective backups are in place; hot machines exist to
allow for a cutover with a simple one time installation of one RPM
package. We continue to refine our plans if this might be the case,
to make the transition as smooth as possible."