NOTE: Please publicize any license changes to your packages
nphilipp at redhat.com
Sat Jul 21 19:58:09 UTC 2007
On Sat, 2007-07-21 at 14:53 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 21:48:59 +0200
> Nils Philippsen <nphilipp at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2007-07-21 at 07:30 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 14:45 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > > > The Fedora Engineering Steering Committee would like to remind
> > > > maintainers that a license change in a package is a very serious
> > > > event - it has as many, if not more, implications for related
> > > > packages as ABI changes do.
> > > >
> > > > Therefore, if your package changes license, even if it just
> > > > changes the license version, it is required that you announce it,
> > > > whether on this list or fedora-devel-list.
> > > Yet more bureaucrazy.
> > >
> > > > Please contact FESCo if you have any questions.
> > > So, the new FESCo is going to act as the "Fedora License Police"
> > >
> > > Sorry, but I can't deny to consider this development unhelpful.
> > FESCo felt the need to codify something which should be a matter of
> The Board felt the need. FESCo is just trying to figure out how to do
Whoever did it ;-) felt the need to do it and I think with reason.
Nils Philippsen / Red Hat / nphilipp at redhat.com
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