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Re: fedora 7 schedule (was Re: Fedora 7 planing)



On Wed, 2006-12-13 at 07:43 -0500, Luis Villa wrote:
> >  > Since it is specifically external legal liability that prevents (2),
> >  > that suggests being as proactive as possible about all *legal* issues
> >  > in order to avoid delays. Understanding that perfect foresight is
> >  > impossible, who is in charge of assessing legal issues and being the
> >  > best humanly possible lookout for legal icebergs? What are they doing
> >  > right now to help meet this proposed schedule?
> >
> > Red Hat legal is pretty much the gatekeeper for such issues.
> 
> Gatekeepers are by definition stationary and deal with problems that
> come to them :) Who from Fedora is responsible for pushing RH legal to
> work proactively on this kind of thing, or alternately, responsible
> for finding such problems and bringing them to RH legal ASAP?

We're actually very proactive here.  A lot of it filters down to points
like checking at package review and ongoing bits from individual package
maintainers[1].  In this specific case, it wasn't something that could
have been discovered sooner.  There's not really anything that could
have made it apparent sooner that I can see.

Jeremy

[1] With the breadth of things considered Fedora, it would be an
impossible job to shackle one person with keeping track of all of it.


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