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Re: pexepct is in RHEL and should be dropped from EPEL

Robert Scheck wrote:
On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
I agree on coordination however re-using a spec cannot be called stealing by any means.

How else would you call stealing then?

A permissively licensed spec file being reused is not stealing and is a very good thing. It is absolutely the right thing to do instead of wasting time reinventing in a perfectly good package. Nothing to do with software distribution should ever be called stealing. That just plays into the hands of proprietary software companies which deliberately confuse things. This has nothing to do with who sponsors what or the otherwise valuable pressure to coordinate better.

It would be good to document best practises when spec files are reused in RHEL as is going to happen repeatedly so that both sides understand what is to be done. Someone interested in not seeing things like this should volunteer.


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