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Re: Fedora spin from RpmFusion



Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:
Mike McGrath wrote:

Here's the current process. We're still working out the process but nothing has been approved yet (we just got this page up there yesterday afternoon)

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/CustomSpins

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Ok so let's take it step by step from the normal user...

What can I say dude, it takes commitment. If someone wants to spend 5 minutes to build an image and hand it off to us... we're not interested.

Since the user is restricted to "Fedora ways" and the outcome can always be calculated you can take md5 some or some other thing of each package(s) + that with another package(s) store all the possible variation in a database, create a spins, Create a spin dump directory on the web server. let the user have an FC account which they have to authenticate against and after log in aka in their fedora account, there would be an option to upload an spin. When they are gonna upload a spin, they are asked to put an description of the spin(s) and the sum of the spin packages which is then match to the all possible sums in the database and voila. Release engingeers can focus on their work, users dont have go through "reviews" to be approved.. everybody is happy or as they can be ( except of no media support in their spins )..

Think more then 1 user people how where you gonna handle 10000 of spins,
or this being develop of not being used and popular...
***sight***

You've forgotten to take in to consideration brand dilution. I can't imagine a scenario where Fedora is officially hosting 10,000 spins for a single release. It's not the way I envision it (Not that what I say is the way it is, feel free to take a 10,000 spin proposal to the FAB but I think you'll find its not practical). Getting a spin hosted by Fedora should be a process that takes Fedora's image into account which is why there is a Trademark check by the board. If they decide that the spin is bad for Fedora's image or they have decided we've gotten spin crazy they'll put a stop to it. The re-spins are supposed to be quality, compelling spins. Not some silly crap that $RANDOM_STUDENT made for a class that he'll forget all about after the class is done.

The way I see it is that SIG's in Fedora can create their own spin if they feel its needed. I doubt there will be too many "look what _I_ did" spins at spins.fedoraproject.org if any. I'd think it should be "look at what _we_ did". Being in the Infrastructure group we see a lot of "Wouldn't it be cool if? Here, now you host and maintain it." Which just doesn't scale / work and is very annoying.

This is especially true since people, dedicated people, could create their own spin and host it themselves.

   -Mike


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