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Re: Plans for tomorrow's (20090529) FESCo meeting



On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 03:33:37PM +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Josh Boyer wrote:
> > Or perhaps a future FESCo will revist kmods.
> 
> FWIW, I'd certainly vote for a proposal to allow kmods if I get into FESCo
> and may even bring such a proposal in front of the new FESCo (though IMHO
> it should not be the old regime with explicit FESCo approval for each, that
> didn't make any sense, instead there should be no restrictions other than a
> license compatible with that of the kernel, and of course the restrictions
> applying to all packages).

Could someone dispassionately summarise the reasons why kmods were
rejected in the first place?  I assume the reason was the overhead of
maintaining and updating out-of-tree kernel patches?

Rich.


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