On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 12:42 PM Adam Williamson
The end result of this is that we (Fedora) have somehow indicated to
CPE that we have no preference whatsoever for F/OSS tooling. I do not
believe that should have been the case.
For what it's worth, when I sent the list I included a reminder that
FOSS is always our strong preference where viable. It was a mistake to
not leave that in as a user story. I own that. I did that because of
the unanimously-adopted Council position that "The Fedora Project
wants to advance free and open source software and as a pragmatic
matter we recognize that some infrastructure needs may be best served
by using closed source or non-free tools today. Therefore the Council
is willing to accept closed source or non-free tools in Fedora’s
infrastructure where free and open source tools are not viable or not
You're right that it should have remained in.
One thing I'll note here: this is *exactly* the kind of thing
would have come to light very quickly if the open process which was
committed to at the start had actually been followed through on.
You are absolutely right. I screwed up.
He / Him / His
Senior Program Manager, Fedora & CentOS Stream