Proposal: Revision of policy surrounding 3rd party and non-free software

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Jan 21 18:12:10 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:56:37PM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger at> wrote:
> > At minimum, we'd probbaly need the Board to simply say that it was okay for
> > us to allow searching and pointing to non-free software in the same manner
> > as we allow for COPR repos (see the existing FESCo policy for the details).
> As I understand things, this is all that is being requested.  I'm sure
> Christian will correct me if I've misunderstood.

I'm ok with permitting the tooling to search metadata that points at 
non-free software. I'm not ok with us shipping that metadata.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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