web-m and Fedora 14

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri May 21 19:14:09 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-05-21 at 13:47 -0400, Andy Gospodarek wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 11:21:01AM +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Peter Robinson wrote:
> > > I don't see when the support lands in F-13 there couldn't be press
> > > statements about it, just because it appears after the release doesn't
> > > mean its not significant and isn't worth making a statement about.
> > 
> > In fact this is a big failure of our feature process, but whenever I have 
> > brung this up in FESCo, the reaction of the other folks there was to 
> > threaten banning that kind of updates entirely. :-/
> > 
> > <SARCASM>Yeah, wonderful idea, let's allow everyone else to advertise WebM 
> > support months before us</SARCASM> just because the upstream release date 
> > happened to be at the worst possible point of our release cycle. :-/
> > 
> > Adding features in updates is needed. Our feature process needs to 
> > accomodate this. The current process is broken.

> I'm not sure we need to push it all the way into F13, but a special WebM
> repo would be nice so this can be easily tested by any user on F13
> systems in preparation for full 'support' in F14.

Are there any plans to have Red Hat Legal look at the patent-freeness of
WebM before we leap to include it? We don't take other people's word for
it in most cases of potential patent problems, so I don't think it
follows that we would just take Google's word for it in this case...
Adam Williamson
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