Exception request from FESCo for bundled libaries

Christopher Brown snecklifter at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 19:25:14 UTC 2009

2009/12/7 Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger at gmail.com>:
> On Sun, Dec 06, 2009 at 11:48:12AM +0100, Adrian Reber wrote:
>> I was informed that wordpress uses bundled libraries and would like to
>> request an exception from FESCo.
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=544720
> You need to have an explanation of why an exception would be appropriate.
> Bundling libraries is, among other things, a potential security hazard which
> means that people are able to get connected to the place.  When formulating
> the explanation, remember that you have to make the case that unbundling
> libraries would be harmful and that the problems outlined on this page:
>  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:No_Bundled_Libraries

It looks like there is a clear advantage to shipping _without_ bundled
libraries anyway as the wordpress people keep having to update their
bundled bits for security and feature reasons...

But anyway, I think Adrian gets the message now .... :)

Christopher Brown

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