On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 7:51 PM Neal Gompa <ngompa13(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 7:05 PM Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 11:10:41PM -0400, Neal Gompa wrote:
> > > On the topic of FPCA improvements, it would probably make sense (if
> > > the FPCA is retained) to replace the MIT license as the default code
> > > license with MIT No Attribution, aka MIT-0, recently approved by the
> > > OSI as an open source license:
> > > https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT-0
> > > (which would also enable a minor simplification of the FPCA text).
> > >
> > I would personally prefer we didn't. That has the knock-on effect of
> > making it possible for RHEL folks to not include Fedora changelogs
> > when they fork Fedora for RHEL, since the RPM changelogs are the only
> > attribution we actually *have* in the distribution. And I've
> > personally experienced very positive reinforcement for contributing to
> > Fedora and CentOS Stream by pointing to public attribution via changelogs.
> I agree with Neal here as a deep gut reaction. Recognition is important,
> even if it is buried pretty deeply from endusers.
> That said, uh, we trim changelogs, so if we're arguing that that's the
> attribution part, we have some digging through git history to do to repair
Red Hat is going to have to fix *a lot* of the process around
Fedora->RHEL/CentOS if we're going to rely on Git history for
attribution. Especially if rpmautospec gets broader adoption. I was
personally pretty upset about how the c9s branches were forked from
Fedora Linux 34, where all the Fedora history was *gone*. I know that
it's still there in the internal RHEL Dist-Git, but the fact they
You don't know that, and it's actually not there.
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