web-m and Fedora 14

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Fri May 21 19:21:51 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 8:14 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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...

According to a comment on the actual bug [1] RH Legal has already reviewed it.


[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=593879

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