As part of the three products WG discussions the question has arisen about whether the products should be able to enable additional repositories to get packages from:
In the ticket, notting notes that the current policy of disallowing isn't a fesco policy but an FPC Packaging Guideline: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Configuration_of_Package_Managers
Further research shows that this is our ticket to approve that Guideline: https://fedorahosted.org/fpc/ticket/106
and that the ticket stemmed from a FESCo ticket: https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/671
Since this Guideline treads the border of FESCo and FPC we need to discuss a bit whether we'd like to hand this back to FESCo and if so to what extent.
I think to split this on the usual "how to package" "what to package" boundaries we might move the following to FESCo (and they could then pass them down to the WG's if they desire):
If we do send this back for FESCo to allow changes, we should also note the problems with enabling non-Fedora repositories such as conflicts between the Fedora packages and the non-Fedora packages, someone needing to keep track of potential Legal issues, and overwriting of Fedora packages by the packages in the non-Fedora repo. Products implementing non Fedora repositories should take those into account.
From today's meeting:
Proposal: If FESCo would like to allow pointing to repos that don't have Official Fedora Content they can let us know and have someone propose a guideline draft that we can critique and vote on. However, after talking with Fedora Legal, the requirements for us to be able to point to repositories outside of our control may be so costly that in practice there's very few repositories that we can actually point to. Given the costs to benefits, FPC also recommends that third party repos not be enabled.
Proposal (See ticket https://fedorahosted.org/fpc/ticket/366#comment:1) Is currently (+1:4, 0:1, -1:0) will ask for more votes in ticket.
Need one more +1 to pass
Since this is informational to FESCo, if we don't get more votes before next week's FESCo meeting I'll simply let them know the proposal and the vote count.
+1 from me.
Background information from meeting that I'll include when I send this to FESCo:
Current vote: (+1:5, 0:1, -1:0)
That's enough to pass. I'll send this along to FESCo. Other members of FPC can still vote for the record if they like (Since this is partially about giving an opinion to FESCo, that information can be useful).
Statement passed on to fesco ticket.
I could not vote during the last meeting, because I was pulled away:
My vote on this proposal: -1
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