[Fedora-packaging] code vs. content

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Fri Nov 20 03:56:39 UTC 2009


There is a package (london pictures) under review[1], which I consider 
to be a corner case wrt. "Code vs. content"[2].

The problem I have with this package providing a precedence of how to 
circumvent Fedora's regulations/guidelines etc. to use Fedora as means 
to distribute "mere content".

In other words, I fear this package is a precedence to opens a can of 
worms for content packages.

What to do about this package and about this issue in general?

My gut feeling is, Fedora should refine their "code vs. content" rules,
otherwise we will soon Fedora being filled up with arbitrary 
"photo/sound/video collections" disguised as "backgrounds", "sound 
fonts", etc.


[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=538557

[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Code_Vs_Content

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