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Re: kqemu is now GPLv2

On Thu, 8 Feb 2007 08:40:57 -0500
Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
> The direction we want is upstream.  Period.  Anything short of that is a 
> shortcut that vendors / authors can take and be happy with it and never try 
> to get it upstream.  Yes, it is hard to get stuff upstream because your stuff 
> has to not suck, and somepeople don't want to hear that.  But frankly, if 
> your stuff sucks too much to go upstream, I really don't want it on Fedora 
> users's systems either.  We as Fedora don't have to rule the world, we don't 
> have to have every computer installed with Fedora.  What we _do_ have to do 
> is be a responsible distribution and do what's best for our users over time, 
> and that is making it extremely clear to kernel module developers, get it 
> upstream, or count Fedora out.

So stop right there please: Could you rephrase this to "The direction I
want is upstream. Period." It is not the direction I want to see things going
at least not without a s/Period// and I think for that matter we do have
discussions and some form of democracy here +).

> > Well first of all the RHEL audience is somewhat different then the Fedora
> > audience and if it we find a clear definition for what we support on this
> > matter and what we don't and make clear that people understand it.
> Riiiiight.  With RHEL, people are signing contracts that clearly state what 
> their support level is.  Nothing like this exists with Fedora, nor should it 
> ever.  It would be _extremely_ difficult to try and define something like 
> this.  The very simple answer is "If it didn't come from an Official Fedora 
> repo, we will NOT care about it."  Since we don't care about out of kernel 
> modules for the support side of things, simple answer, no out of tree modules 
> in an official Fedora repo.

If we cut the last two sentences I totally agree. I mean that raises the
questions what we actually do deliver as end user support for fedora things and
if we should better document that nobody will guarantee support for anything in

- Andreas

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