#65 Fedora Creative Commons Content repository

Created 8 years ago by jwilson
Modified 8 years ago

Would it make sense for us to have a Fedora repository solely for Creative Commons content?

See:

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-packaging/2009-February/msg00054.html

FESCo voted to escalate this topic to the Board.

Will leave this ticket open for now, until the Board has a chance to add it to their agenda.

Do we need to have this repository established before the freeze? I ask only because I'm trying to fit a very large agenda into tomorrow's meeting and would like to tackle this March 3 if possible.

Replying to [comment:3 pfrields]:

Do we need to have this repository established before the freeze? I ask only because I'm trying to fit a very large agenda into tomorrow's meeting and would like to tackle this March 3 if possible.

No, I don't think the repo would need to be established before the freeze, so it should be fine to push to your March 3rd meeting.

Per the board meeting this was discussed at:

== Creative Commons Repo ==
http://bpepple.fedorapeople.org/fesco/FESCo-2009-02-20.html is the meeting at which this was discussed by FESCo
http://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/65
Should the board permit the Fedora name (trademark) on a potential CC-content repo.
Board took an incomplete vote on using the Fedora name for this initiative
Further discussion showed that the board is not clear what FESCo plans to do with this approval
'''NEXT ACTIONS''':
# Determine exactly what FESCo is requesting and what they plan to do
# Discuss further at a future board meeting

While FESCo believes this to be an interesting idea, they're not sure that this belongs under the Fedora umbrella for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Not being a "core competency" of Fedora (sorry for the suit-talk there).
  • Technical specifications are unclear/undefined
  • Content acceptance specifications undefined.
  • No one to actually implement such a thing has stepped forward thus far

FESCo is going to attempt to drum up some cross-distro interest in order to create something actionable.

For now, I'm going to close this ticket. It can be reopened if required.

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