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

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Jan 21 19:35:06 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 02:13:14PM -0500, Eric H. Christensen wrote:
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> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 06:24:06PM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 01:20:20PM -0500, Christian Schaller wrote:
> > 
> > > Ok, just to be sure I understood you, you want the metadata stored on 
> > > a server and have it downloaded from there by the Software 
> > > installation application as opposed to shipped on the ISO image? I 
> > > don't have a problem with that.
> > 
> > No, I mean I want the metadata to be provided by the vendor and for the 
> > user to obtain that metadata from the vendor. I don't want Fedora to 
> > have anything to do with that metadata.
> Don't we already do that?  If you want to install flash you go to 
> Adobe's website and get the RPM that installs the repo and once you've 
> done that yum will now pull down that metadata and make those bits 
> available.  I don't really see a change to what we're doing now.

Yeah, I'm expressing support for the status quo, just with better 

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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