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

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Jan 21 18:48:06 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 01:37:38PM -0500, Christian Schaller wrote:

> So we have decided to change, both in technical terms with the Fedora Next plan, but we also need to revisit
> how we practice our policies, which is what this proposal is about. And to be fair the change we are proposing here
> is not that radical, someone installing Fedora even after this policy change will still get a system using 100% free software
> out of the box.

Before discussing this any further, I think it'd be helpful for you to 
clarify why you think availability of non-free software is a significant 
factor in whether or not a user will choose to run Fedora.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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