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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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