On Fri, Nov 01, 2019 00:51:47 +0000, long27km wrote:
> Why isn't there an option to install other repos codecs and impls ( i
> know the technical answer) ? I thought Fedora was now supposed to be
> focused on being developer friendly. Dev's could just install another
> distro of the os that allows licenses like debian/ubuntu... except
> maybe I still would anyway since I'd have less trouble with those
> repos recently (re: x64 requires flatpak/ winepak). These growing
> pains are understandable, but this is getting to be a bigger issue if
> we cannot simply install and use the tools we need.
The following links should help answer this:
- https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/project/#_what_is_fedora (with
particular stress on the Foundations)
Devs are free to install whatever distro they choose. Fedora is dev
friendly, but we are also FOSS friendly (to say the least). It shouldn't
be too hard for devs to install things with these available resources.
Additionally, we'd really like devs to use FOSS as much as possible, and
yes, we are aware that isn't always possible and when it is, it
sometimes requires extra work.
What we will not do is include proprietary software the way other OSes
you have used as examples do even if legal would allow it (I don't know
what they allow---merely referring to your statement here). That simply
isn't Fedora. :)
Ankur Sinha "FranciscoD" (He / Him / His) | https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Ankursinha
Time zone: Europe/London
This is a repost from
tl;dr; join us in #redhat-cpe on Freenode!
Many moons ago, Red Hat merged the CentOS infrastructure team with the
Fedora Infrastructure team, into a team known as "Community Platform
Engineering" (CPE). Most of the individuals on the combined team have
mostly continued to focus on the project they were assigned to before
the merger, but as time has gone by we have looked for opportunities to
I recently observed that we had been using internal communications to
communicate about collaborative projects between CentOS and Fedora
infrastructures, rather than public forums. This happened mostly
because we've long had internal methods for communicating, and because
the collaboration is not particular to either community, so using
#fedora-admin on Freenode didn't seem particularly proper either, for
Thus, this week we have established the #redhat-cpe channel on Freenode
as a place for our team to communicate openly about the collaborative
efforts we are engaged in. Join us there if you are interested in
helping us bring CentOS and Fedora closer together!