On Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 12:39 PM, Matthew Miller
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 in CentOS
> 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.
I'm surprised you've gotten 0 replies to this at all. I can't tell if
that is because people didn't really catch the subject, or if people
aren't interested, or they don't see the benefit?
I, for one, find the topic interesting. I'd like to see a more
fleshed out idea of why we'd do that though.