University of Colorado
This policy applies to a period of active development, where public releases are produced on a roughly annual basis.
The ESMF Core Team supports the last two public releases (not counting patch increments) of the ESMF software, with the additional constraint that each public release is supported for a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 years. User support includes responses to requests for new features, bug fixes, ports to new platforms, patch releases, and help understanding and using the software.
Requests related to supported and unsupported versions of ESMF will be prioritized by the Change Review Board and Core Team following the procedure described in the User Support Policy. Requests related to unsupported versions will be processed as time and resources permit.