Modify the "Edition self-identification" criterion to explicitly give
the Fedora Council the ability to waive the blocker status of bugs
that violate this criterion. Specifically, append the following to
The Fedora Council, as the body that defines Editions, may vote to
waive this criterion at its discretion through its regular decision-making process.
I included "as the body that defines Edition" to make it clear that
the Council's ability to waive this criterion follows from its
ownership of what an Edition is and not as a broad "the Council can
waive arbitrary criteria" statement.
The reason I said "regular decision-making process" is to indicate
that waiving a blocker under this criterion requires a normal ticket
vote, not a policy change.
During F35, Adam discovered that our Cloud deliverables were calling
themselves an Edition when they are not. This violates the "Edition
self-identifications" Final release criterion.
We waived this for F35 under the "late blocker exception". The Cloud
SIG is working to re-Editionify Cloud, but that won't happen for F36.
The Council agreed to waive this, but we don't have an explicit
mechanism to allow this. Hence, the proposal above.
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