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

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Jan 21 21:58:58 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-01-21 at 13:09 -0800, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 03:53:41PM -0500, Christian Schaller wrote:
> > In the end the main question for me is if we are prepared to trust the working groups to make the products they have been tasked with making, 
> > or are we going to second guess them every step of the way?
> >
> Note -- this is a different question that has come to FESCo as well:
> The answer there is that there will probably always be a degree of oversight
> from FESCo over the Working Groups.  In the short term, this oversight will
> be much more intrusive and "get in the way" of what the working groups want
> to do.  As time goes on and decisions about what FESCo would like the
> working groups to do independently of FESCo become more apparent there will
> be less of these cases because FESCo and the Working Groups will have
> sufficient cases to be more sure of the decision making boundaries.

I'd also suggest that the degree of trust and licence given to the WGs
by FESCo is natural going to depend on what they do with it.

The fact that one of the earlier actions of this WG, before producing
anything at all concrete, is to propose a drastic dilution of Fedora's
founding principles...does not bode well for how much others involved in
the project are likely to trust it to act without oversight in the
Adam Williamson
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