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

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Wed Jan 22 13:47:28 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 7:57 AM, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 05:29:49AM -0500, Christian Schaller wrote:
>> As for the technical side; is working with binary blobs a pain? Yes, it is.
>> Despite that, is it possible to do? Yes, it is.
> It's possible as long as you're willing to make fundamental changes to
> the way that we handle kernel updates, which is something that you
> should be discussing on kernel at rather than
> inside Red Hat. You're proposing large social changes without having a
> documented technical plan for achieving your goals.

There have been no discussions within Red Hat about changing how the
Fedora kernel is handled, nor how binary blobs are handled.  That
discussion hasn't taken place because currently FESCo and Board policy
prohibits 3rd party repositories so there is nothing to really
discuss.  If that changes, we'll hold the discussions in the
appropriate place.  Please refrain from jumping to conclusions and
casting aspersions.


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