Including usb-modeswitch in default installation?

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at
Thu Feb 25 09:52:34 UTC 2010

2010/2/25 Peteris Krisjanis <pecisk at>:
> 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)?

I think this is where come back to the beginning of this discussion :)
Ubuntu core developers would like to follow upstream, and it's
currently not yet clear enough what's the usptream direction (or what
upstream we are actually talking about). Josh from usb-modeswitch is
making the point that modem-modeswitch upstream has abandoned its
development already, and that (at least some) kernel developers would
like to see some of the things done in userspace like usb-modeswitch
is doing. So I guess a positive round of discussion on the
linux-hotplug mailing list Scott now pointed out would be what's
needed to get some backing up to what Josh is thinking, and then
Ubuntu could follow the direction most parties seem to agree with.

At least for Ubuntu 10.10, but also if the current situation is not
really wisely supportable from LTS point of view, freeze exception for
even 10.04 LTS. There is only very little time, though.


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