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Re: Policy proposal for compatibility packages

On 02.01.2008 17:21, Brian Pepple wrote:
> Here's a proposal for the handling of new compat packages:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BrianPepple/DraftCompatPackages
> FESCo discussed this back at our last meeting, but before we pulled the
> trigger on this, I want to get feedback from the mailing list.  

My 2 cent: proprietary apps (which are not mentioned at all in the
proposal) sometimes needs older libs to work (those libs of course have
to be licensed as LGPL or BSD for example). We should allow compat
packages for those in Fedora; the packager of those libs should not be
able to block them.

The proposal IMHO tries to solve the problem the wrong way. Having
compat-packages in the repo is not the biggest problem -- other apps in
Fedora using those compat-packages IMHO is what we should prevent.


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