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

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Tue Jan 21 19:02:51 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:12 PM, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at> wrote:
> 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.

I believe I am ok with this too but I'd like someone to point out how
it would require any change in our current philosophy/values/mission
to allow it if they think it would.


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