The Forgotten "F": A Tale of Fedora's Foundations

Nikos Roussos comzeradd at
Tue Apr 22 10:54:56 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-04-22 at 06:46 -0400, Christian Schaller wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Nikos Roussos" <comzeradd at>
> > There is also a third group, somewhere in between, who believe that's ok
> > to ship Free Software that connects and interops with proprietary
> > services (gtalk, aws, etc), but it's not ok to ship proprietary
> > software, metadata about proprietary software or advertise proprietary
> > services through our main UI tools.
> > 
> > You should also keep in mind that "Functional" is very subjective and I
> > don't see how it can walk through such debates. People will still align
> > the "Functional" foundation to align with their point of view ;)
> > 
> So this group believes it is ok to ship an open source twitter client in Fedora as long
> as the client doesn't know how to connect to twitter or has any metadata mentioning it can
> be used to connect to twitter? ;)

With "metadata about proprietary software" I mean metadata used to
*install* proprietary software.
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