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

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Wed Jan 22 14:08:35 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 08:47:28AM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:

> 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.

That surprises me a little - I'd assumed that this wouldn't have been 
proposed without some prior discussion about how it could be 

> If that changes, we'll hold the discussions in the appropriate place.  
> Please refrain from jumping to conclusions and casting aspersions.

That's good to know, thanks.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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