On Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 10:40:36AM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
That's just all the more reason to publish the branched packages
Git as soon as they're branched, or even maintain them in Fedora dist-git.
But I'm not holding my breath for it to happen any time soon.
I wouldn't suggest holding breath, exactly, but let's entertain the
idea. (I mean, at the very least, hey, it's open source, and we could
import branches from CentOS dist-git if we found a benefit from it....)
If we did this in Fedora dist-git, how would people feel about having a
RHEL/CentOS branch which is effectively owned by the company? Since the
Core/Extras merge, we've striven to avoid cases where Red Hat has
special access. This wouldn't introduce any regression in that to
Fedora-OS branches themselves, but there would be some
"company-specialness" which we've kept away from. Is that okay?
I guess theoretically with arbitrary branching, we could allow special
branches like this for *any* purpose, like other remixes or variants as
approved by the community (assuming open source and legally possible)
-- it wouldn't have to be Red Hat _especially_ special. RH branches
would just be a case of that.
Fedora Project Leader