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Re: Linux is not about choice [was Re: Fedora too cutting edge?]

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 07:38:42PM -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 01:19 +0100, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > It isn't that simple. Do we also want community handle on fedora or
> > not? I really like redhat leadership and innovations, but I don't want
> > to be a puppet either. If people from the community with specific needs
> > and wants are to be accepted in fedora, it means that radical simplicity
> > is not possible.
> Oh nice. Now you're playing the "RH vs. community" card. Priceless. News
> flash: this is _not_ about RH vs. the community. It's about realizing
> that software development is _hard_. It's about realizing that throwing

It is not exactly "RH vs. community". I just want to make sure that
things like xdm, initng, fluxbox, compat packages, xpdf or a non linux 
kernel (all are things that are duplicates of other packages) are still 
welcomed in fedora. After all it is not necessarily an issue if not, but 
this should be stated explicitely.

My personal understanding of fedora was that a package was accepted as
long as it was free software, usable in fedora, and decently integrated.
Isn't it still the case? 

In fact there are already guidelines and FESCo rulings that in my opinion 
went in that direction (precisely, and if I recall well, the fnord and 
another package of Enrico that were linked statically against uclibc,
and even he demonstrated that there was a performance gain and no
security issue they were knocked down). I think that it was a wrong
decision, but if it is for corner case it is different than if it
becomes the rule.


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