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

inode0 inode0 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 21:34:52 UTC 2014


On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:24 PM, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org> 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.

Do you object to the app going out and obtaining the metadata from the
vendor on behalf of the user after such time as the user opts-in in
some fashion?

/me isn't endorsing that solution, just wondering how people feel about it.

John


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