On Fri, 2007-07-27 at 01:24 -0500, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
On Fri, 2007-07-27 at 06:58 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Whatfor? Somebody from the "dark circles" at RH ordered you to do so
> because of the GPLv3 had been introduced. I call this overreaction and
> hysteria ...
Repeat after me. There is no conspiracy. No one ordered me to do this. I
OK, then this plan all grow on your own soil?
Then this isn't much more but a: "I, Spot, want my pony"?
The immediate motivation was concern over GPLv3 and LGPLv3
compatibility, as packagers were innocently violating licensing due to a
lack of awareness, and there was no mechanism in place to automate basic
package license checking due to a lack of standardization.
However, as Smooge pointed out, this is something that a lot of people
have known needed to be done since FC2 (and likely, before).
Well, this isn't
the first time this issue pops up. We even discussed
and rejected a similar proposal on FPC before. Just reiterating and
re-proposing something doesn't make a plan/proposal more useful.
And yes, the Licensing wiki is not the utopian mechanism for this.
Having this data in the PackageDB makes a lot more sense to me, but
we'll start here and grow.
"We'll start here and grow" .. do you sense what you are saying here?
You are saying: "I, Spot, have decided and am dictating the community
what to do" 8()