OpenPKG is a rather large Open Source project and with still very
limited manpower resources only. For providing the services like
security updates, making important release engineering decisions, etc.,
it is absolutely essential to know the user community, know how large
the community is and what OpenPKG releases and packages are actually in
use. Without knowing this information the OpenPKG project could neither
afford providing all of its services.
Unfortunately, experience over many years showed that just providing
the user community to voluntarily give feedback doesn't really work.
Hence the OpenPKG Project has to restrict the download of some of its
resources in order to allow it to better identify the effective OpenPKG
user community and scope.
This is absolutely vital for the future of the OpenPKG
Project and every long-term OpenPKG user is called to support the
OpenPKG Project with both a simple, free of charge
registration and an identification during downloads.
Through the usual anonymous
access a subset of the OpenPKG
distribution files (currently about 21GB of 65GB in total) can be
downloaded, including the full latest OpenPKG-2.5-RELEASE files for
allowing anyone to easily and fully anonymously evaluate and install
For additionally downloading…
- manpower-intensive latest OpenPKG-RELEASE distribution updates
- manpower-intensive latest OpenPKG-CURRENT distribution
- previous and already phased-out OpenPKG-RELEASE distributions
…directly from OpenPKG.org, one has to identify oneself during
download on the OpenPKG download services
- registered and verified Email address (manual usage by humans) or
- registered and associated UUID of an OpenPKG instance (automated usage by tools).