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Re: Package Maintainers Flags policy



Seth Vidal (skvidal fedoraproject org) said: 
>>> If we end up needing  yum plugin of some kind to handle this can I call
>>> it the free-randomstan plugin?
>>
>> We don't have a yum-patents plugin, or Provides(patents). Why are we
>> going to such lengths here?
>
> How would we have a Provides(patents) on pkgs in fedora? If the pkgs had  
> patent issues we couldn't ship them at all, could we?

What I'm saying is that in the amount of tossing around of ideas in this
thread, and the amount of work that would be required to sanely implement
this (and explain it in a way that makes sense to the users) we could
have fixed 99.9% of the packages to not ship flags about 5 times over.

Bill


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