Summary/Minutes from today's FESCo Meeting (2015-10-07)

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Thu Oct 8 23:54:49 UTC 2015

Brendan Conoboy wrote:
> Hey, you sound pretty upset.  The analogy on offer is quite extreme,
> presumably in proportion to how bothered you are, and unfortunately
> suggests a negative view of the those who proposed/supported the
> change.  Let's try a different analogy: Fedora is the house, the old
> bundling policy is is a compromised floor board, the new policy is a
> replacement floor board, but it needs to be sanded and stained.

No, the new policy is a frame that is being mislabeled as a floor board. 
Inside the frame, there is just no floor at all and you fall through and 

Really, you basically REMOVED the policy for essentially all the cases that 
matter (because in those cases where upstream supports building against the 
system library, it is fairly obvious that it will be done even without a 
policy that says so), with no replacement at all.

And now you're asking us to turn that frame into a floor, which is just not 
practical to do in a way that does not leave huge gaping holes or crumble 
down as soon as you step on it.

        Kevin Kofler

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