On 11/11/2013 06:26 AM, Tom Callaway wrote:
In general, the items on the Forbidden list are such because they
either common proprietary software or known to be legally problematic.
The idea of creating a second set of acceptable software licenses for
Coprs is not a good one.
Fedora has a serious and well-deserved reputation for being a safe place
where it comes to freedom and openness. I think it's a very bad idea to
associate the Fedora brand with troublesome licenses and non-free software.
In my mind, the purpose of Coprs was to make it easy and quick for
people to package free/open source software and distribute it to other
Fedora users. Yes, the package may not be as robust as a formally
reviewed packages. But it shouldn't be less-free and more encumbered.
At a minimum, we should take this discussion across Fedora, from the
Board to the devel lists, rather than catch people by surprise when they
grab a Corps package and taint their systems.
At the heart of it, I don't understand - why would we want to allow
non-free content under the Fedora banner? There are plenty of places in
the world for that, and by comparison few that care as much about
freedom in software as Fedora.
Karsten 'quaid' Wade
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