Fedora Board Recap 2010-11-08

Jon Stanley jonstanley at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 04:00:44 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 8:57 PM, Richard Fontana <rfontana at redhat.com> wrote:

> I have a question about the Board minutes on this issue. The minutes
> say that the Board added a new legal guideline covering this sort of
> situation, and then the Board voted to deny permission to package
> sqlninja in Fedora. Did the Board specifically make the second
> decision by applying the just-appoved guideline?

No, they were considered two separate issues - first the guideline,
and second the inclusion of sqlninja. I suppose that you could say
that we applied the just-approved guideline in making that decision,
however, it was not framed that way. I specifically mentioned the
unfairness of applying a just-made guideline, however, Spot informed
us that the packager actually blocked the review on FE-LEGAL, and so
specifically was waiting for a decision before proceeding.

It's also important to note that the guideline simply gives us the
right to deny inclusion - it does not compel that action, and such
items would be considered by the Board on a case-by-case basis.

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