[Fwd: Re: Eeedora in Fedora?]

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 02:30:14 UTC 2008

(Apologies for top posting this intro.)

This is the latest email I received from the Eeedora maintainer.  Of
particular note is the information on non-Fedora bits contained in the
spin.  Jon Nettleton is working on a similar spin, and I have sent some
email to both him and Martin to see if we can get them together.

-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Martin Andrews <Martin.Andrews at PLATFORMedia.com>
> To: Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Eeedora in Fedora?
> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 17:45:46 -0500
> > Hi again Martin.  Sorry it's been a while since I last wrote -- now that
> > I've settled into my new job at Red Hat I wanted to make sure we keep
> > the conversation going.
> I was at a financial conference last week - I'm just resurfacing.
> > Can you tell me more about the content in Eeedora?  Is there anything in
> > Eeedora that doesn't fit the Fedora guidelines?  Is it all open source
> > and redistributable?  (There is in some cases an exception made for
> > firmware, which we can look at if need be.)
> The only non-mainstream part of EeeDora is a mad-wifi binary module
> contributed by Atheros.
> I've included a script to pull in additional repos, but there are no
> encumbered CODECs or anything like that.
> Otherwise, the whole thing is a spin built with the Fedora tools
> (though I gave up on Revisor pretty early on, since it kept bloating
> out the install).
> > We have a hosting area (source code management, etc.) that we can offer
> > as long as the project is something we can legally distribute.  We can
> > give you your choice of CVS, SVN, git, or others I believe, and it would
> > ease your worries about downloading.
> The bandwidth issue isn't wrt the code (which is SVN with Google Code
> currently).
> It's on the ISO / ZIPs, each of which are ~340Mb.
>  > We'd want to get you an account and so forth, but we can start by
> > looking at the questions above.  Talk to you soon!
> And I hate to disappoint, but at the moment the EeeDora coding team ==
> just me.  Apart from that, I've been paying attention to comments on
> the eeeuser.com forums - and also Anderson Silva (~RedHat) has been
> really helpful with with excellent suggestions.
> I'd welcome other people to contribute.  One of my initial goals,
> however, was to keep it small and beautiful / lean and mean.  Which is
> why I've been resisting (so far) calls to integrate (say) gdm.
> Anyway, I look forward to hearing from you.
> All the Best
> Martin
> :-)

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