the Fedora filters

Karsten 'quaid' Wade kwade at
Sat Mar 22 04:03:20 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-03-21 at 23:45 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-03-21 at 20:38 -0700, Karsten 'quaid' Wade wrote:
> > I'm going to drag firmware and such in here; not because I'm arguing for
> > them as a form of software.  They are permitted in our distribution in
> > ways that either are exceptions or orthogonal to the free filter and the
> > open source filter.  Or is the argument they are not even part of the
> > equation because rule them to be "not software"?
> I really don't want to have the religious argument, so let me just say
> that we treat firmware as a special exception to the rules.

Right, and we want to find a way to show that these exceptions can work
in the filtering.  This is why the zeroeth filter is immutable (no
exceptions), the others perhaps less so.

> I'd have to draw a flow chart to explain it, and email is a very poor
> medium for this. Firmware isn't the only exception, some specific
> content is also handled under less stringent restrictions than software.

I think we are looking for something that can be a filter/flow to refer
to that shows how you manage good enough and exceptions, which doesn't
embody every exception.  However, having a page that explains our
exceptions/hair splitting case-by-case would be useful.  Pretty pictures
might help there. :)

- Karsten
Karsten Wade, Sr. Developer Community Mgr.
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