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Re: Thoughts from last meeting



On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 04:45:39PM -0500, inode0 wrote:
> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 4:24 PM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin scrye com> wrote:
> 
> > Anyhow, thoughts? concerns?
> 
> As an EPEL consumer I find this all rather confusing. I don't want to
> have to know which layered products are protected and which aren't. I
> think I'd rather live with a simpler uniform policy regarding layered
> products.
> 
As a non-administrator of RHEL I find it confusing too.  I don't know what
fee structure and other non-repository divisions occur between base RHEL and
layered products and whether they are the same for all layered products or
only some.

So instead of going into specifics of what layered products should be
included or not included, I'd rather post the things that I'd like
a decision to allow:

1) We must be able to build against a version of the package -- either in
   RHEL or in EPEL.  This is a deal breaker to me.  If we can't use the
   layered products in the buildsystem then we can't exclude them from EPEL.

2) It is highly desirable that contributors who do not have access to RHEL
   can still build and test their packages on their own systems.  We've
   pointed mock at CentOS repositories for this purpose in the past.  If
   CentOS provides the layered products as well, there's no change to the
   status quo.  If CentOS doesn't provide them or only provides a subset,
   then we need to think about how much this degradation affects
   contributors.

3) Users should be able to use our packages.  If someone has bought RHEL but
   hasn't paid for support for a layered product, will they still be able to
   use our Foo package that depends upon puppet that's provided by a layered
   product?  If a user runs CentOS will they be able to use our Foo package
   that depends on puppet that is provided by a layered product?

-Toshio

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