Fedora.next in 2014 -- Big Picture and Themes

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Sat Jan 25 16:49:04 UTC 2014

On Sat, 2014-01-25 at 08:43 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:

> "Guidelines" is a link to
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines :
> "Configuration for package managers in Fedora MUST ONLY reference the
> official Fedora repositories in their default enabled and disabled state
> (see the yum repo configuration in the fedora-release package for the
> canonical list). Unofficial and third-party repositories that contain
> only packages that it is legal for us to direct people to in Fedora (see
> the Forbidden items and Licensing:Main pages for an explanation of what
> is legal) may be shipped in %{_docdir}. The idea is that the system
> administrator would need to explicitly copy the configuration file from
> doc into the proper location on the filesystem if they want to enable
> the repository."
> Presumably one is to s/Fedora/RPMFusion and Fedora/g/ when reading that
> as applying to Fusion, but still, Fusion's policies would appear to
> forbid you to ship packages that contain 'active' external repository
> configuration.

Of course, it's interesting to read the above and then reflect on the
situation of pip, rubygems, pear etc etc etc etc etc. Presumably the
term 'package managers' is being interpreted very narrowly...
Adam Williamson
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