Re: That ole Livna Problem/That ole VLC Problem

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On 17/01/2008, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> litterally stirring the pot.


> Ask yourself, how would you fix the problems instead of only pointing
> the finger at the Fedora Project and its Forbidden-Things-Policy? How
> would you eliminate overlapping contents in multiple repositories
> without merging the projects or without copying packages unmodified?
> What binding policies would inter-repo collaboration need? And would
> the volunteers like them? It's not the non-free add-ons that cause
> problems, more often it's redundant/overlapping/conflicting packages.

... offered by multiple repos.

> What started as just another 3rd party repo for add-on packages became
> a community project, later became part of the Fedora Project, then
> merged with Fedora Core and hence increased the "core" package base.
> It would be natural to not replace any packages in that base
> distribution. But how are you going to convince long-time productive
> 3rd party packagers that they should stop packaging anything that is
> found in the base dist nowadays?

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