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Re: NOTE: Please publicize any license changes to your packages



On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 21:48:59 +0200
Nils Philippsen <nphilipp redhat com> wrote:

> On Sat, 2007-07-21 at 07:30 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 14:45 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > > The Fedora Engineering Steering Committee would like to remind
> > > maintainers that a license change in a package is a very serious
> > > event - it has as many, if not more, implications for related
> > > packages as ABI changes do.
> > > 
> > > Therefore, if your package changes license, even if it just
> > > changes the license version, it is required that you announce it,
> > > whether on this list or fedora-devel-list.
> > Yet more bureaucrazy.
> > 
> > > Please contact FESCo if you have any questions.
> > So, the new FESCo is going to act as the "Fedora License Police"
> > 
> > Sorry, but I can't deny to consider this development unhelpful.
> 
> FESCo felt the need to codify something which should be a matter of

The Board felt the need.  FESCo is just trying to figure out how to do
that.

josh


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