Proposal to reduce anti-bundling requirements

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu Oct 8 00:33:34 UTC 2015


Jared K. Smith wrote:
> I think this strikes a fair balance between promoting packaging hygiene
> and recognizing that not all upstream communities feel the same way Fedora
> packagers do about bundled libraries.

The thing is, it should NOT matter at all how upstream feels. If we treat 
unbundling as something to do with upstream, we already failed. Unbundling 
must be done whether upstream likes it or not, even in upstream's spite! And 
it's the packager's job to do it: "upstream does not support it" is NOT a 
valid excuse for not unbundling!

        Kevin Kofler



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