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Re: [Bug 178162] Review Request: libgeotiff



On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 14:58 +0100, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 07:21:37AM -0600, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > 
> > Well, to paraphrase a conversation I had with a few people yesterday,
> > you have to draw the line somewhere.  The "no use restrictions" is a
> > reasonable one.
> 
> Not necessarily. it rules out openmotif, although it seems to me that
> it would fit perfectly in this repo.


I think before making rules like this, there is a more fundamental
discussion needed: Right now Fedora has a very explicit goal that it
should be ok for 3rd parties to create physical media and sell that for
profit.

This rule originates I suspect in part from the entire "Oh my god Red
Hat no longer makes media" slashdot crowd effect, but as a whole I think
it does make sense.

As long as that goal is there, trying to make a decision tree that
undermines the goal is more or less pointless imo; it's a lot better to
first agree/disagree about this goal and THEN look deeper.



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