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Re: openmotif to be removed from Fedora October 2, 2006



On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 19:12 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> I disagree with that timeline. That's not very nice for Motif library 
> users. Doing such a change without previous notice, with openmotif
> and lesstif being available at the same time for only one month
> and only in devel seems wrong to me. It is well known that lesstif
> has has issues openmotif don't have, and that many users use the
> motif library internally.
> 
> In my opinion it would have been much better to ship openmotif 
> during FC6. The -devel packages conflict but the packages with libs
> don't, so it would have been much easier for users to sort issues
> out. 

We can't in good concience continue to ship a package that doesn't meet
our licensing requirements.  "Because its useful" isn't a good enough
reason.  We've been talking about the audit and blogging about it and
etc.. for a while now, we're sorry if you haven't been paying attention.
It needs to happen and it WILL happen.  We're giving some leeway by not
nuking it immediately.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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