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Re: Fedora's FLOSS principles (was: coverity code checker in Extras)

On Thursday 31 August 2006 07:15, Axel Thimm wrote:
> Furthermore the fact that you mentioned in other posts to this thread,
> that FC uses beehive which is closed source, has its truth and shame,
> but whenever this was (seldomly) addressed in the past people kept
> saying that they would iron it out and open-source it.

Just a nit to pick here.  We've retired beehive for Fedora as it was utter 
crap by this point.  We're now using mock at the base level to do all the 
building.  Our own scheduler and package DB sits on top of mock to do our 
builds.  We're discussing if / how we can release parts of the scheduler and 
DB schema that would make sense in the outside world.  So we _have_ taken a 
step forward, in that at the base level our buildsystem IS open source.  The 
part that _really_ matters.  We have a ways to go, and I'm fighting hard to 
get us there, but we really are in better shape than before.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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