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



>> How does putting those kmods in a third-party repo fix this? And they WILL
>> and DO end up there. Even if you get RPM Fusion to ban kmods (which I
>> doubt
>> will ever happen), they'll just migrate to another third-party repo. You
>> can't eliminate kmods entirely, no matter how hard you try.

kmod-gspca has been available in livna for a long time. And I loved
it, as it provided me an easy way to use my webcam.

But at every kernel update, it was a PITA to wait for the kmod until I
could update the kernel.

If Fedora had accepted the kmod in its repositories, would it have
ever been included in mainstream kernel as it is today (which is the
only real solution) ?

By refusing kmods, we have more motivation to actually try and include
upstream what we really need to use. If we can simply install the
kmod, who cares if it's upstreamed ?


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Mathieu Bridon (bochecha)


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