[Proposal] Ring-based Packaging Policies

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Fri Feb 13 16:05:58 UTC 2015

On 02/13/2015 04:51 PM, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 04:43:53PM +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>> words, I think it might be reasonable to have bundling in the outer
>>> rings be a blacklist rather than a whitelist, so long as we can always
>>> find out with a simple repoquery what contains a package.
>> To me, this idea is not helpful.
>> All it does is to send upstreams a message which encourages to
>> disregard the issues of bundling, to work "dirty" and not to care
>> about their coding quality.
> I think the stark reality is that few upstreams these days care about
> any message we send, for or against coding quality. We're just not in a
> strong position there, as much as I'd love it if we were.

I disagree - We need to send a message, to raise awareness about these 
issues ("Beware the beginnigs!") and to be explict againt people who bundle.

Or differently: Not-bunlding is one of the key features, which fuels 
Linux befamed security. If you're dropping this, we worse than Windows.


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