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Re: Mono package policy



On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 13:43 -0800, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 20:01 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 12:11 -0600, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > > As some of you may have noticed, mono (and packages depending on mono)
> > > recently went into Fedora Core Rawhide. (Please don't ask me about the
> > > why or how this happened, I'm not the right person)
> > 
> > Then let me use this opportunity to ask those who are the RIGHT PERSONS
> > on what has caused this change in RH's attitude towards mono.
> > 
> > I think not only the Fedora community is longing for somebody RH to
> > elaborate. It would be a matter of fairness towards the Fedora Extra
> > community, IMHO.
> 
> I'm guessing what it boils down to is business.
I am inclined to agree, but ... Fedora is supposed to be a community
driven project, ... so ... there would be a series of not necessarily
comfortable questions to ask related to this decision.

> If the risk of needing to pull it in the future is outweighed by the
> demand from the business sector, that may have been the reason for the
> change.
> 
> I'm guessing when the discussion last went on, some people @redhat knew
> it was a strong possibility but weren't allowed to say anything until
> the final decision had been made.
> 
> It would be interesting to know who and why though.

IMO, it is essential for FE contributors to know. In particular, wrt.
the legal aspects RH people were emphasizing in the past.

What has suddenly voided them?

Ralf



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