On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 10:21 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
Wrt. voting, I am undecided, because, to me, the proposal boils down
deciding between two "mediocre compromises":
a) Accepting it would mean catering a pragmatical compromise, which
isn't necessarily in the Fedora community's long-term interests and
which might weaken OpenSource in longer terms.
b) Rejecting it would mean insisting on a position that isn't
necessarily in RH's nor Fedora's interest wrt. java, technically is
hardly resolvable, but would help the "wider community" (3rd parties).
I would have voted +1 if I'd sense this proposal to be a short-term
compromise and precedence aiming at systematic integration of 3rd
parties. Spot's comment lets me think this doesn't apply.
I am treating this very much as a compromise with limited scope aiming
at assisting in the integration and compatibility with 3rd party
repositories. However, in order to limit the scope, it is currently only
valid for JPackage. If another repo comes forward which would wish to
leverage the same guideline set, I'm more than willing to amend it for