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

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Wed Jan 22 12:03:09 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 5:15 AM, Christian Schaller <cschalle at> wrote:
> The thinking is simply that we can solve this and we can solve it in a way that isn't detrimental to the user experience of Fedora users.
> It is already likely there will be some changes in the Fedora kernel policy due to the Cloud WG wanting a different kernel, so as part of the process going forward there will be negotiations between the different WGs and with the Fedora kernel team to figure out what the different needs are, what is viable within the constraints of the resources we have, what are the possibilities and challenges each available solution bring.

Just a note, the kernel efforts around the Cloud product thus far have
mostly be in terms of packaging, not a _different_ kernel.  Mostly
splitting it up into kernel-core and kernel-drivers, etc.  That
doesn't change policy.  It has also been discussed on the kernel and
cloud lists, as well as in the cloud meetings, just so that people
don't think we're off making changes without discussion.


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