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Re: Warren' rejection of cooperation with other repos

On Sat, 8 Nov 2003, Dag Wieers wrote:

> On Sat, 8 Nov 2003, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > I find it kinda funny that people who refuse to co-operate within policies
> > and specifications created by the fedora.us community complain about
> > fedora.us not co-operating with them :-/
> Most packagers were fed up even before decent policies and specifications 
> existed. Even before there was a common infrastructure or Fedora had any 
> packages committed. Whereas most 3rd party packagers already had more 
> packages then Fedora currently. This was a very different situation.
> How those policies and specifications were made and the atitude of those 
> in charge towards existing repositories explain why a lot (most?) of 
> packagers left frustrated. And of course the fact that some of these 
> specifications made it impossible to be compatible didn't do any good 
> either.

Oh well, I'm speaking as someone who didn't have a repository of my own
and didn't want to create one so there was no change and thus no pain. I
think I do understand the pain involved for existing repositories and yes, 
there certainly was some rough rides in early fedora.us discussions.

> I don't really understand how the project on one hand hopes/begs existing 
> packagers to submit their packages and on the other hand treats them 
> arrogantly and ignores their advice. 
> I also don't understand why the current negative critism towards the 3rd
> party packagers will get us any closer and I was a bit of surprised that
> Warren had to bring that up _again_.
> I can only hope Red Hat's involvement can change the atmosphere a bit.

Oh I sure hope the new Fedora project will bring peace and love to all as
well, hostility wont get us anywhere.

	- Panu -

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