On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 4:42 PM, Mathieu Bridon <bochecha(a)daitauha.fr> wrote:
On Fri, 2016-09-09 at 14:03 -0400, Christian Schaller wrote:
> Yeah, I been pondering the issue of tracking here too, on the other
> hand as I said in another email my thinking is that there are so
> few vendors we would realistically deal with anyway that we could
> probably handle that through just informal coordination. So if a
> working group member wants to reach out to someone
What about non WG members?
Linux users tend to be very enthusiastic, so I wouldn't be surprised if
one of us one day contacts their favourite vendor to ask them for
inclusion in Fedora.
Someone from the WG might already have contacted this vendor in
private, and they had declined.
And given that their are very few vendors, I could imagine lots of us
contacting the same vendor over and over again, simply because nobody
knows the WG had already contacted them.
You can't assume that only WG members will try to contact vendor about
inclusion in their favourite OS.
This happens today already. The proposal as it is doesn't change that.
The best one can do is keep a list of already contacted vendors and
hope someone actually reads it. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it
will be read for a short period of time, assumed to be stale after
that, and the problem will persist.
I would strongly encourage everyone to not over-engineer a process to
cover all possible cases here. It's not going to help.