On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 11:04:57AM -0500, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> Any chance of getting all non-Free firmware to Require: some
> package (say freedom-loss or proprietary-crap :-) such that:
> - one could yum erase this package and end up without any non-Free
> Software installed, and
> - one could easily veirfy that custom distros with a subset of the
> complete Fedora package set don't include any such proprietary
The entire goal of standardizing on a specific license tag be used is
that it's easy to have a simple script for query/removing/installing or
whatnot and _not_ have to do magic packages like this. Maintaining such
a package is always and without fail an absolute nitemare to do.
Except, this magical package is backwards from the typical "metapackage"
kludge -- other things require *it*, rather than the other way around. So it
requires very very little maintenance.
Matthew Miller mattdm(a)mattdm.org <http://mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux ------> <http://linux.bu.edu/>