On Mar 15 février 2005 4:41, Rodd Clarkson a écrit :
On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 21:31 -0500, Alan Cox wrote:
>On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 02:25:46PM -0800, Denis Leroy wrote:
>> So why couldn't the Fedora project ask Fraunhofer (a german company,
>> btw, so all this talk about 'Mandrake is a french company and not
>> affected by patent law' seems rather weak) for permission ?
>Fedora is a free software project. Note that the Fraunhofer comment was
>free (as in beer) not free as in price. So again we'd screw all the
> people who
>build things on Fedora or make CD images.
Okay, but this is the bit I struggle with in regard to the idea of a
community process for Fedora Core.
Or why should FC care whether third parties (in some countries) who
download the ISO's and then charge per CD-ROM might be affected by the
1. FC is not the ultimate source of all its components - why should
upstream projects care about FC if it doesn't care about its downstream ?
2. I think you severily underestimate the contributions of downstream
projects - if you play nice with downstream downstream will play nice with
you and contribute developpers/packages to FC. A lot of the people
contributing things for FC extras now come from what can be considered
downstream projects : livna, dag, aurora...
Getting the relations right with upstream and downstream is one of the
main points of Fedora - this is what RH was about to lose when RHEL was