[Fedora-haskell-list] [Bug 488404] Review Request: pony - Can I have a pony?

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--- Comment #9 from Lubomir Rintel <lkundrak at v3.sk>  2009-03-05 12:43:10 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #8)
> 1) It's on the border of what's code or content, and there are several other
> packages that are on that border as well. Closing this bug report on that basis
> alone is arbitrary and unfair.

I would never close a bug for a reason like this. I'm sorry if I was

> 2) The fortune package plays a slightly different role. Aside from being
> basically a displayer of certain content, it has played an historical role in
> Unix and Linux for many years. While this pony might be a good candidate for
> content to be added to the fortune package, the role of this application is to
> fill a specific meme in the Red Hat and Fedora communities.


> 3) The licensing does present some questions. Rather than closing this request
> due to some prejudice, i've emailed upstream asking about the licensing issue.
> As i was writing this, i actually got a reply from Don mentioning that he does
> not have a valid license for this, and realistically we would need to find a
> public domain picture to use.
> I would also like to note that the upstream haskell community has accepted this
> package as part of their internal culture and memes as well. Licensing issues
> aside, packaging this would play the same role as packaging fortune in any Unix
> or Linux distro. IIRC fortune is not installed by default in Fedora. Nor would
> this package be.
> Think along the lines of "Haskell will give you a pony, but not if you use
> Fedora".  

Feel free to reopen or open another review request once you have a package with
valid license.

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