I agree with Jean-Baptiste and Michael. The proposal sounds good in my
first read, but can be a really bad decision as it do not have clear
To be clear, I *agree* it's good to have a policy of withdrawing support
as long as it has clear guideline. Without clear guideline and
definition about 'interest' and how the policy works, this can be a
negative fact when contributors deciding if they want to represent
Fedora in community events.
Think like such a situation: Let's say there is one open source event
held by an open source organization. This year they has a tech company
as the biggest sponsor. People are planning to represent Fedora there.
But all of a sudden the relationship between IBM and the biggest sponsor
goes bad. Nothing is illegal here. But how will it affects the
Just my cents.
On 6/13/20 3:40 AM, Michael Scherer wrote:
On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 06:29:08PM -0400, Ben Cotton wrote:
> In response to ticket #299, the Fedora Council is considering the
> following policy addition:
> The Fedora Council may choose to withdraw Fedora's support from events
> or other activities that involve fiscal sponsorship or use of Fedora
> trademarks when it determines that participation is not in the
> interests of the Fedora Project. Decisions to withdraw support will be
> published in venues normally used for Council decisions. Deliberation
> and reasoning for the decision should be public to the extent
> possible. The Council will engage with the committee/group/team that
> is involved with the event in question to ensure their input is
> Reasoning behind the wording can be found on the Community Blog:
> This is open for community comment for two weeks, after which the
> Council will vote on the proposal.
I think that's good that the council take active steps to reflect the value of
inclusion that make Fedora a place worth of investing time in.
I do think that fictional examples would make clearer the kind of issues
this is supposed to cover, since it might help people to dispell some
misunderstanding due to unspoken assumptions.
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