codec buddy, fluendo, etc.
skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Fri Feb 8 19:19:37 UTC 2008
On Fri, 2008-02-08 at 14:17 -0500, Max Spevack wrote:
> This email is about several topics at once:
> (1) CodecBuddy was a Board-level decision that was made with the
> understanding that after it had been in Fedora for a while, we would
> evaluate the various pros and cons of how it was going and figure out if
> it should stay in, be removed, or be modified.
> (2) I hear anecdotally that the folks over at Fluendo would enjoy
> having more open conversations with us about CodecBuddy, and how it
> could be improved to make the Fedora experience of it better. These
> conversations could/should be held in public.
> (3) fedora-devel-list is having some reasonably heated discussions about
> the precedents set by the CodecBuddy decisions, and how they do (or
> don't) translate into things like open game engines packaged into Fedora
> which have the ability to download levels or data that are closed
> source, versus open game engines in Fedora that download levels or data
> that are also open.
> (4) One of the things that Board has recently said is that it would like
> to start having a public meeting once a month to address some of the
> issues that are getting play in various parts of our community.
> I think we have an opportunity here to address all 4 of these topics at
> once, in one or more IRC conversations.
> Specific questions to be answered:
> 0. Invite the Fluendo folks to join.
This is a bad idea and it looks like collusion.
> 1. What is good about Codec Buddy?
It puts us into a precarious political and ethical situation. So I see
very little good from it at this point.
> 2. What improvements would we like to see in Codec Buddy and/or
I think we probably need to consider removing it.
> 3. Are there any license, legal, or "open source morality" concerns
> that need to be addressed?
Yes, All of the above. Not only that but it makes it harder for us to
take a stand on other issues. Like googleearth, for example.
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