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

On Fri, 2009-05-29 at 13:06 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 10:32:25 -0700,
>   Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com> wrote:
> > 
> > NVIDIA and ATI are the major use case for MDV (and, frankly, for RPM
> > Fusion), so I came around to the view that it isn't really a good idea
> > to have kmods or DKMS in Fedora; the major use case for them doesn't
> > apply to Fedora and never will, and the other objections are pretty
> > valid for all the other cases for which DKMS / kmods can be used (either
> > this stuff should go straight into the kernel or we should not ship it).
> > And the pain involved in keeping the pre-built binaries in sync with the
> > kernel is significant.
> If you use telephony hardware you also have this problem as Digium doesn't
> want to upstream Dahdi / Zaptel so they can sell custom versions of
> the kernel drivers under different licenses. 

That is, indeed, a problem.

> And no one else seems to have
> enough interest to fork the project and get it upstreamed. 

That would appear to be the correct solution :)
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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