Including usb-modeswitch in default installation?

Peteris Krisjanis pecisk at
Thu Feb 25 09:45:25 UTC 2010

2010/2/25 Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at>:
> 2010/2/24 Peteris Krisjanis <pecisk at>:
>> I fully agree with you Scott, however I am not sure which one of us
>> should start discussion there. Would be nice for you Ubuntu guys to
>> start pushing this idea, because you have some backing.
>> Anyway, I'm subscribing to that list and if no one will volunteer, I
>> will try to initialize discussion.
> It looks to me Josh from usb-modeswitch has the technical capability
> of explaining why usb-modeswitch is the way forward, and has also
> implied that modem-modeswitch of udev has already been abandoned by
> the upstream. Unfortunately he has just started his vacation (see the
> usb-modeswitch forum), so there is not going to be immediate "backup"
> from him. If you think you can express his ideas and references [1]
> from his postings well enough, you can start the discussion on
> linux-hotplug. Just try to be as polite as possible, since I don't
> know what we are touching here :) But so far it seems that Red Hat's
> Dan William has abandoned modem-modeswitch, and if also Josh's
> argument about "it cannot be solved correctly in kernel space only" is
> accepted, then usb-modeswitch is the natural way to go forward -
> possibly by integrating it to udev.
> [1]
> -Timo

By the way, reading all materials, I just thought - usb-modeswitch now
has nice udev wrapper - why not ship it by default? Why it isn't in
main? Is there any objections to this? Patents, legal issues (I can't
think of any, but still)?

Just a thought,

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