Summary/Minutes from today's FESCo Meeting (2015-10-07)
pjones at redhat.com
Fri Oct 9 15:45:24 UTC 2015
On Fri, Oct 09, 2015 at 10:16:31AM -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> So from an OS maintenance perspective we have to recognize that
> bundling code occasionally does have merit, and that it is incumbent on
> us to manage it well. And from a Fedora perspective, we have to
> acknowledge that a prohibition policy ignores that reality, that we
> have not consistently enforced it, and that we do ourselves and our
> users a disservice to insist on it.
It's actually a step worse than this as well - our policy on this (and
on .a files) actively discourages people from being Fedora contributors,
and discourages upstreams from working with us.
> Treat it as a bug, sure. Work on it as a continual process of quality,
> absolutely. Those are much more mature responses than a strict ban.
> Reality is complicated, we would do well to recognize that.
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