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Re: Codeina and how to proceed



Paul W. Frields (stickster gmail com) said: 
> Some people clearly feel like codeina is doing the Fedora world a
> much-needed service, and others clearly feel that it isn't.  The Board
> decided last week that it's in the latter camp[1], but the decision to
> keep the open-source MP3 codec offering and strip out the other
> closed-source codec offerings rankled several people[2,3,4].
> 
> [1] http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-advisory-board/2008-March/msg00111.html 
> [2] http://bpepple.wordpress.com/2008/03/14/one-step-forward-two-steps-back/ 
> [3] http://davidnielsen.wordpress.com/2008/03/15/fedora-board-masters-of-epic-fail/ 
> [4] http://gregdek.livejournal.com/24120.html 
> 
> Other Board members and I responded[5,6,7] to invite people to discuss
> the matter here.
> 
> [5] http://skvidal.wordpress.com/2008/03/15/patching-out-non-free-code-offers-in-codeina/ 
> [6] http://paul.frields.org/?p=945 
> [7] http://iquaid.org/2008/03/16/fluendo-bastien-et-al-im-sorry-fwiw/ 
> 
> Is someone willing to take up maintainership of Codeina for F9 at this
> point?  Would it be (A) fitting, or (B) autocratic, for someone on the
> Board to take up that responsibility?

In my opinion, if you're going down the road of not shipping *any* links
in codeina, then patching of codeina to just show a dialog is pointless - 
just nuke the package and implement the dialog elsewhere.

Bill


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