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[Bug 179276] Request for kernel-module-ntfs inclusion in fedora extras

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Summary: Request for kernel-module-ntfs inclusion in fedora extras


sundaram redhat com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|REOPENED                    |CLOSED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

------- Additional Comments From sundaram redhat com  2006-02-02 07:16 EST -------
(In reply to comment #4)
> In reply to Comment #1 I was hoping that instead of an outright "no this wont
> work" people would be willing to re-visit the possibility of the inclusion of
> ntfs support. 
> Also remember mono was also listed under forbidden items until recently so I do
> not consider it a be all and end all. I am of course aware of third party repos
> such as livna and the excellent job they do etc etc. however my hope is that by
> NOT shipping with core and instead using a kernel module in extras we could
> compromise a little.
> Remember, the code is not a wrapper for some ntfs driver, it is GPL'd and
> written and available due to the damn hard work of some fine developers. If we
> are to reject inclusion of NTFS support in the kernel then by dint we should
> also be removing FAT support (see recently upheld patents on this baby) and
> SAMBA should also give us cause for concern as it was developed using similar
> methods.
> Regards
> Chris

ForbiddenItems mentioned mono as a open issue which has now been resolved. NTFS
has already been excluded by the counsel. Apparently FAT, Samba etc are
different from the legal standpoint.Refer to
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ForbiddenItems and
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLegalIssues for some of the details.

If you wish to discuss this further kindly bring it to the fedora-extras list or
contact the legal gateway


gdk AT fedoraproject.org

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