Package Maintainers Flags policy

Jerry James loganjerry at
Mon May 18 15:45:49 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 9:09 AM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at> wrote:
> In FESCo's 2009-03-28 meeting a policy on Flag usage for packages in
> Fedora was approved.
> Due to an oversight, this policy was not announced here. ;(
> Please see:
> and direct any comments to FESCo in a ticket or via the devel list.
> Thanks, and sorry for the oversight. ;(
> kevin

The title of this policy didn't convey the correct meaning to my
software-oriented brain.  I was wondering why the setting of boolean
values needed a policy. :-)  In fact, I've got two problems with this

1. The word "flags" has a well-established use in the software world; and

2. The "in Fedora" part is redundant since the policy document is
hosted on a Fedora-specific wiki.

Might I suggest changing the title to "Policy for Handling
Geopolitical Flags"?  Even that is a bit wordy.  How about
"Geopolitical Flag Policy"?  I think you need "Geopolitical" in there
somewhere to avoid confusing software geeks like me.
Jerry James

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