Yeah, for the installer it will be a bit hard to proceed atm,
but there are of course a lot of other aspects to the PRD we
can flesh out.
I will check with legal if there are any implications in turning the
software app into a application that searches the web for Fedora sofware
as opposed to a front-end to specific repositories. It could be a
work around as it lets the purist stay pure as we don't ship any data
pointing to anything non-free and at the same time it would make any software
available for Fedora easier to find. Hopefully it would be fine as the software
app at that point is essentially just a web browser tailored to search for software.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Hughes" <hughsient(a)gmail.com>
To: "Discussions about development for the Fedora desktop"
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2014 11:32:41 AM
Subject: Re: Fedora board vote and way forward
On 24 January 2014 10:18, Christian Schaller <cschalle(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> ...writing up a technical specification of the product...
I think this is going to be hard until we know more about the legal
side of things and what we're allowed to do. From my point of view, if
we can ship a google-chrome.repo file that's disabled and some
pre-prepared appstream metadata, it makes building the required
functionality in gnome-software quite easy. We can show the non-free
applications, and if the user clicks install we just need to show some
kind of agreement, download the metadata and then install the
If we can't ship the AppStream metadata or the disabled repo file then
we need some way of querying for search terms, for instance calling
out to a webservice on apps.fedoraproject.org
that returns results for
a search term of "chrome" -- this will also need to return icons,
perhaps screenshots, and also some repo parameters and possible EULA
text. This would be possible to implement in a gnome-software plugin
and a chunk of new functionality in PackageKit, and would also need a
new webservice. So again, possible, just a little harder to implement.
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