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

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Jan 21 20:01:52 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 02:58:14PM -0500, Christian Schaller wrote:
> On both Windows and Mac they are quickly moving to the appstore model.
> And it is not about being able to, it is about convenience. As I said before, most people want
> to spend their time and energy on their tasks not on the tool to do the task.

So why are we not working with the third-party vendors to ensure that 
they provide repository metadata in a way that's easy for users to find? 
We can do much better than we currently do without compromising on our 
commitment to free software.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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