Christopher Brown snecklifter at
Wed Sep 12 08:17:51 UTC 2007

On 12/09/2007, Brandon Holbrook <fedora at> wrote:
> 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?

I don't see a review request and no-one should be "waiting" for other people
to package something, just dive in!

The following will help:


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