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

Peter Jones pjones at
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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