On Sun, 2007-06-03 at 10:23 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-06-03 at 02:30 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>> Hans de Goede wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> <humor, with a serious undertone>
>>>> Since those making packaging guidelines and other rules seem to be out
>>>> of touch with the workfloor these days I would like to propose the
>>>> following guideline for rulemakers:
>>>> Those making guidelines / rules within the Fedora project must
>>>> actively maintain atleast 30 packages.
>>>> Rationale: How can one make rules if one isn't involved in that
>>>> is regulated oneself?
>>> Packaging guidelines also cover licensing details which isn't connected
>>> to workflow. There are several other policies within the guidelines
>>> which involve some amount of politics (kernel modules anyone?). This
>>> rule would mean that everybody who proposes any drafts, folks in the
>>> packaging committee and FESCo would have to maintain 30 packages.
>> Yes it would, and that would be a good thing! Let the people building the
>> distro decide how it is build! As for licensing issues, since RH is paying
>> mosts of the bills at the end RH decided what is okay licensing wise, and to me
>> they have earned that right, because "paying the bills" ==
"building the distro"
> I don't want to misinterpret what you're saying here, so I'll ask you
> straight out.
> Are you suggesting that because I do not maintain 30 packages I am
> unqualified to be a member of FESCo?
You're taking me to serious here, notice the <humor> at the top of the original
Well, you had ended the </humor> before the suggestion so I wasn't
I've no intention to actually try and instantiate such a rule.
however woried that there seems to be a growing drift between the rule makers
within Fedora and those running the primary process.
I see. That is a valid concern, and one which I believe everyone wants
to address now that F7 is out and people aren't running and screaming
about getting it done :)