[Proposal] Ring-based Packaging Policies

Pierre-Yves Chibon pingou at pingoured.fr
Tue Feb 17 17:14:00 UTC 2015


On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 12:54:24AM +0800, Mathieu Bridon wrote:
> Le mardi 17 février 2015 à 17:39 +0100, Ralf Corsepius a écrit :
> > On 02/17/2015 05:18 PM, Petr Pisar wrote:
> > 
> > > Why not to create a new repository with reduced policy as
> > > Stephen proposed with the one-way dependency rule (between current 
> > > Fedora and the new easy-for-beginners repository)?
> > 
> > Because this would establish a 2-class society, with double 
> > standards standards and so on.
> > 
> > Also RH and other distros history repeatedly has told the lesson 
> > such will not fly and are doomed to fail.
> 
> It seems to have been working just fine in RPMFusion, where the free 
> and nonfree repositories have different standards for inclusion, and 
> where packages in nonfree can depend on packages in free, but not the 
> other way.

The comparison isn't really valid, the difference between the two repos is not
technical but more based on the license/re-distribution rights.
While, what has been mentioned before would be two repos having the same
redistribution policy but two different technical requirements.

Pierre


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