The End Of The Road For Linux 2.6 Looks Likely
Phoronix: The End Of The Road For Linux 2.6 Looks Likely
It was just a few hours ago that we were the first news site to point out the message by Linus Torvalds on the kernel mailing list about his desire to end the Linux 2.6 kernel series and move future releases to the Linux 2.8 or even Linux 3.0 series. While efforts to change the Linux kernel versioning have been voiced in the past and ultimately failed, it looks like the effort this time around is building momentum and the change could very well happen...
One suggestion to Kernel 3.x
Please make the development branch splitted. Kernel 3.x can drop supports for old stack/framework/structure/drivers and make code clean and robust. Those old stuffs can still get support from 2.6.40+.