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Old 05-27-2008, 03:47 AM
Brandon Holbrook
Default Orphaning my Packages (or: RIP, Fedora!)

I'm happy to report that I'm finally feeing myself of everything
Fedora! Starting around a year ago Fedora's red tape and horrible
bureaucracy started turning me off. It all culminated with the
legendary "No KMODs in Fedora" blanket policy on Sept 13. So obviously
when I submitted open-vm-tools as a new package 5 days later (I didn't
know they passed such a ridiculous policy at the time) here:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=294341, it was rejected.

Since then I've been migrating all my boxes at home and work away from
Fedora/CentOS/RHEL to other distros and found the move to be very
refreshing. Fedora now only lives in a couple VMs here at home for me
to maintain my packages (a strange bit of irony, since it was Fedora's
unwillingness to play nicely in a VM that pushed me away to begin
with...), but I haven't even been doing a good job at that. Therefore,
I am hereby relinquishing my responsibilities of everything Fedora,
which include the following packages:

eclipse-phpeclipse -- PHP Eclipse plugin
maradns -- Security-aware DNS Server
mod_auth_pam -- PAM authentication module for Apache
php-json -- An extremely fast PHP extension for JSON
php-pear-Mail-Mime -- Classes to create and decode mime messages
php-pear-Mail-mimeDecode -- transcodes mime messages
php-pear-Net-Sieve -- Communication with timsieved
php-pecl-Fileinfo -- Fileinfo is a PHP extension that wraps the libmagic

php-shout -- PHP module for communicating with Icecast servers
tripwire -- IDS (Intrusion Detection System)
From the Horde groupware suite:
horde -- The common Horde Framework for all Horde applications
imp -- The Internet Messaging Program: webmail access to IMAP/POP3

ingo -- The Horde web-based Email Filter Rules Manager
jeta -- Horde Java SSH module
kronolith -- The Horde calendar application
turba -- The Horde contact management application

Denis Leroy said throughout this process that such a blanket policy was
shortsighted, would hurt Fedora more than it helped, and drive people
away to other distros. He was right, I'm one of those people. Good
luck clinging to your "principles", Fedora, and farewell.


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