FESco meeting summary for 20090507

Jarod Wilson jarod at redhat.com
Mon May 18 18:02:07 UTC 2009

On Monday 18 May 2009 13:53:41 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> On Thursday, 14 May 2009 at 15:01, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> > On Saturday, 09 May 2009 at 19:24, Jon Stanley wrote:
> [...]
> > > Rel-eng brought a proposal during the open floor to allow the
> > > inclusion of packages in a special tag (something like dist-f12-maven)
> > > in preparation for the maven upgrade that had yet to be through a
> > > formal package review.  These packages are not yet in a state suitable
> > > for inclusion in Fedora, and the Java team would prefer to get them
> > > functional prior to cleaning up the packaging. FESCo approved this
> > > propsal, with the caveat that the packages have to go through a
> > > mini-review prior to inclusiion in this tag and therefore being used
> > > in buildroots.  This mini-review will be defined by FPC, and will
> > > include things such as checking for lack of binaries, and legal
> > > concerns.
> >
> > As a packager and a member of the FPC, I think it is a very bad idea to let
> > packages in without proper review. I'd like to hear the very convincing
> > arguments which I expect were presented directly to some FESCo members
> > but were not included in the IRC meeting log for why this was allowed and
> > why the packages in question (which ones, exactly?) couldn't go through
> > the usual hoops like all new packages.
> > I don't see why the Java team (who, exactly?) or anyone else should
> > be allowed to import packages into Fedora CVS without proper review.
> Four days have passed and my questions above are still unanswered.
> Is FESCo trying to ignore the issues raised?

Not intentionally, so far as I know. I missed the meeting in question
myself though, so I missed out on the convincing arguments too...

Can we perhaps revisit the topic in this week's meeting?

Jarod Wilson
jarod at redhat.com

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