Brandon Holbrook fedora at
Wed Sep 12 08:02:22 UTC 2007

Hey all,

So vmware announced to us this morning at vmworld that they are open 
sourcing their VMware Tools product; releasing their immediate code 
under GPL, and gradually moving development to SourceForge's SVN 
servers.  You can get the tarball at  As an 
every day user of vmware tools in Fedora, I'd love to be involved in 
packaging open-vm-tools (I've already compiled it several times and am 
quite pleased), so normally this would look like an opportunity to put 
together some SPECs and submit reviews.  However, in vmware's 
announcement this morning they had some reaction quotes from their Linux 
distro partners, including RedHat, whom they informed about this 
decision several days ago.  So since this particular package involves 
RedHat corporate partnerships and quotes and stuff like that, should I 
wait for RH employees to package this and then request myself be added 
as a comaintainer, or is this still up for grabs?


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