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

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Fri Oct 9 19:19:27 UTC 2015

On Fri, Oct 09, 2015 at 08:04:39PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> This doesn't have to be.  It is possible to write libraries, even very
> complex ones, with endless backwards compatibility.  It's what libvirt
> does.  And the kernel (almost always).
> In fact I'd say breaking your ABI contract continuously is another
> lazy, poor programming practice.

We just plain don't have the clout to use inclusion in Fedora as a
lever to fix this. And I don't see the benefit to Fedora in excluding
software which uses them from the Fedora universe. I mean, if we
insisted on perfection, the distribution would consist solely of
software written personally by Donald Knuth.

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at>
Fedora Project Leader

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