Summary of the 2008-04-08 Packaging Committee meeting

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Thu May 15 21:25:54 UTC 2008

Konrad Meyer wrote:
> Quoth Les Mikesell:
>> Callum Lerwick wrote:
>> I think ATrpms pre-dates fedora. Freshrpms certainly did.  Do you think 
>> you can retroactively trademark the package names or something?
> Red Hat Linux pre-dates Fedora also, but it doesn't claim to provide packages 
> for Fedora 8.

If Red Hat Linux had a history of providing additional services to users 
and thus you expected it to provide a repository for fedora version X, 
would you subvert that ability by forking some of its existing packages 
into incompatible versions duplicated into your own repository?

   Les Mikesell
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