[PLUG] Intel switches from Ubuntu to Fedora for Mobile Linux

Amit Karpe amitkarpe at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 00:34:23 PDT 2008


Hi,

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 6:30 AM, Rahul Sundaram
<sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Hi
>
> http://www.heise-online.co.uk/open/Intel-switches-from-Ubuntu-to-Fedora-for-Mobile-Linux--/news/111166
>
> "Chip manufacturer Intel wants to use parts of the Fedora Project Linux
> distribution instead of Ubuntu as the basis for the second version of
> Moblin (Mobile & Internet Linux Project)."
>
> "Intel is keen on using a Linux distribution that uses RPM packages and
> package management software. Hohndel pointed out that RPM packages
> include licence information; the DEB package management as used by
> Ubuntu and Debian doesn't have this information in the package files. By
> having licence information available, developers can create software
> collections by licence type or exclude software with certain types of
> licences."
>
> Rahul


           Very interesting .
Dirk mention about this on his blog at
http://www.hohndel.org/communitymatters/moblin/moblin-at-oscon/

"The article in the register is not only low on detail, it's also high
in content that's made up or blown out of proportion.

But to your question. Moblin 1 (which is mostly being discussed on
moblin-dev at this point) will of course stay a .deb based
distribution. So there's no change there and no impact on Ubuntu
Mobile Edition, which is based on Moblin 1.

With Moblin 2 (which we have talked about in the playground, but not
put out to our community, yet - which is why there's no discussion on
this on moblin-dev) we decided to move to an rpm based distribution as
that gave us better build tools and most importantly a better way to
manage the licenses under which the individual packages are released.

This had been discussed with Ubuntu and as far as I know they will
pull from our repositories and continue to create a Mobile Edition.
That's the beauty of open source."

So I think development for Ubuntu and Fedora will be continue.

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Amit.



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