Callum Lerwick (seg(a)haxxed.com) said:
Actually, something I'm pushing for in FC7, is to cut out the
vestiges of OSS, Namely, by cutting out esound and while we're at it,
arts as well.
I would rather alsa-oss did not go into core. Extras, sure.
The flash plugin is pretty much the only remaining OSS-only holdout. And
that will probably never change until we force their hand.
IIRC, they're working on it. What we've been looking at internally
for future releases is going to a PulseAudio-based system.