Exception request from FESCo for bundled libaries

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 15:44:09 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 01:27:52PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Lun 14 décembre 2009 12:45, Josephine Tannhäuser a écrit :
> >
> > of course this is a practicable rule, BUT
> > the problem is upstream or the rule itself.
> >
> > kernels internal zlib is not a lib its a module,
> > wordpress internal php-gettext is not a lib, its a php code file.
> >
> > The trick is to declare that a lib is not a lib and you can close the
> > bug as not a bug...
> > Easy cake..
> This is playing with words. I'm sure that when the guideline was written lib
> was intended as "some code in any language that can be shared". What is less
> clear is the other shared components which are not code (resource files,
> fonts, templates, etc) but there is no doubt at all in my mind on the code
> part.
Just to make clear, Nicolas's interpretation is correct.  Attempting to work
around the problem by language lawyering does not promote better software.

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