Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

Josh Boyer jwboyer at fedoraproject.org
Wed Nov 6 16:57:51 UTC 2013

On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Christian Schaller <cschalle at redhat.com> wrote:
>> <SNIP>
>>> > I would actually like to go a little further, and make it easy to enable
>>> > 'clean' third-party repositories. If we imagine a future where e.g.
>>> > valve is hosting a repository with their steam client, or say, the
>>> > chromium web browser is available from the a fedora people page, I would
>>> > really like it if searching for 'steam' or 'chromium' in gnome-software
>>> > would bring up a text that said something like: The software you are
>>> > looking for is available from a third-party repository. Do you want to
>>> > enable it ?
>>> That was how I understood the original proposal.  And that's the
>>> conversation that needs to happen at a higher level outside of the WG
>>> before it can really be a reality.
>> I don't think we need to push these decisions to be Fedora generic. There is no reason
>> why the 3 products can't have different rule sets. Just because a policy would work
>> for the cloud image for instance doesn't mean it is the right one for the Workstation and vice versa.
> I don't think we need to force the same policy across all 3 products.
> I DO think we need to discuss adjusting the policy with the people
> that set the current policy though.  That would be FESCo and the
> Board.  I'm going to guess they have reasons for not allowing third
> party repositories to be automatically installed/enabled for reasons
> and they oversee the WGs, so bringing it up with them is the correct
> thing to do.
> I'd be happy to open a FESCo ticket to discuss this.



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