Strawman: remove vendor-specific configuration tools from default install

Peteris Krisjanis pecisk at
Fri Mar 6 10:07:28 UTC 2009

Well, I personally also would like to see a more streamlined one tool,
one framework for syncing. And there are promising candidates, but so
far gnome-pilot have lot of functionality to offer comparing to

Usually such discussions ends with nothing, but if you Mac care about
having common tools and framework for sync you should start a
blueprint for that - or try to improve existing ones.


2009/3/6 Oliver Grawert <ogra at>:
> hi,
> Am Donnerstag, den 05.03.2009, 16:02 -0500 schrieb Mackenzie Morgan:
>> Ubuntu by default includes a Palm Pilot sync tool and an HP printer
>> configuration tool.I'm wondering why we need vendor-specific tools like these in
>> the default install.
> even though they are vendor specific, they still are opensource and
> usually provide features the other free tools dont for a specific HW.
> while i agree that its better to make that functionallity work in the
> more general tools one should also not forget that we support the effort
> of these vendors to make and distribute opensource software by including
> their tools ...
> the proper way imho would be to talk to the OSS departments of the
> vendors and convince them to contribute their code to the respective
> projects and not just exclude them from having their tools distributed,
> so they see the community honors their effort ...
> ciao
>        oli
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