And being negative about a fork, really? It is open source for Lord's sake. Go ahead and fork the shit out of it.
Use network manager. Its fast and will just work.
Its not personal, or blaming Canonical. Its just that people seem to think that the way C work on stuff, with Mark setting the direction is how every company works.
The RH "agenda" is mostly set by what its developer chose to work on. We hire developers because they work on stuff that interests the company and we want them to continue doing so. There isn't some internal memo directing everyone to work on things like systemd, if someone else hired people to work on this stuff to increase the maintainership, we'd be happier a lot of the time. udev was started by a Novell employee, maintained by another Novell employee, the Novell employee moved to Red Hat, the person hasn't changed agenda. When they worked for Novell they worked closely with Lennart, and now they work for RH they work closely with Lennart. RH isn't forcing them to do anything, which is what your posting reads like.
NetworkManager was already installed... All distro I tried had the same problem (frugalware, arch, fedora, mageia...), buggy driver maybe? Never wasted time on this... I think systemd was adopted too early.
When it comes to udev, I don't know if a lot of maintenance was still needed or if they just decided to go an on new project because udev was quite mature and they were looking for some "coding excitement"...
Well on technical matters people that have knowledge on the subject are more likely to tell you the right thing. It's not something like gay marriage or something. I wouldn't listen to airlied for something like ie cooking (don't know if he has any cooking skills, just use it as an example) but if it was something related to linux graphics he would probably be one of the first persons to ask.
I'm just saying pieces seem to fit together... don't you agree? I would like a Red Hat dev to start working on a new 3D Minesweeper then! ;)
"Agenda" was a strong word, I admit it; Red Hat is a company, and I don't think they are paying all their devs to simply make the world a better place... which is normal for a company.
Of course this fork will die. If the forksters really had the talent and time to do this they would have jumped right in at the moment the merge was announced. That would be like half a year ago!
Forking is easy, just as easy a going shopping.
A quote from http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux....26/focus=81281:
A thread on Google+ about this, started by Lennart Poettering:Quote:
I think this issue is best dealt with on the side - it has no bearing
on any of the really contentious points here.
I note that the owners of the copyright on udev have announced to the
world that (emphasis mine):
You may modify your copy or copies of the Library or ANY PORTION OF
IT, thus forming a work based on the Library, and copy and distribute
such modifications or work under the terms of Section 1 above,
provided that you also meet all of these conditions...
None of those conditions included keeping the copyright line intact.
Most who responded to the g+ thread above, agree that removing the previous copyright notices is not right.