David Parsley, the creator of Tao Linux, has announced a plan for the retirement of Tao Linux. David has created some packages and procedures to allow users of Tao 1.0 to upgrade CentOS 3 and users of Tao 4 to upgrade to CentOS 4. David is now also the newest member of the CentOS Development Team.
The CentOS development team has worked with David many times in the past and the Tao / CentOS relationship has been strong since both our foundings (CentOS has long hosted the Tao bugs database, for example).
The CentOS project would like to thank David for his help over the years and we would like to officially welcome him to the CentOS team. We would also like to welcome all the Tao users to CentOS.
CentOS has 3 mailing lists, a forum, a bug tracker, and several IRC channels to help tao users with the transition.