On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 3:53 AM, Norvald H. Ryeng wrote:
On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:07:22 +0100, Rahul Sundaram
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 10:26 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> MariaDB WILL replace MySQL on upgrades.
> Well, unless Oracle as upstream wants to get involved as downstream
> maintainers in Fedora as well. They did offer to do that but don't seem
> to have stepped up yet.
Let's do it now, then. :-)
We want to keep the MySQL package in Fedora and are willing to co-maintain
or take over maintainership if nobody else will do it. We haven't really
discussed this with the current maintainers yet, but from the discussions on
this list it seems they're not interested in maintaining the package after
F19. If us stepping up changes that, we are happy to co-maintain.
Any input on how we can and should proceed is welcome.
The steps to become a Fedora package maintainer is well documented in the wiki:
The package is not banned. Nobody is stopping a potential MySQL
maintainer in Fedora.