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this is a rant. i know it is a rant. i need to get it off my chest.

Jul 27, 2007, 21:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Callaway)

"Take the licensing issue. I've been handling licensing matters for Fedora for at least a year now (maybe longer), and admittedly, the new GPL v3 makes things much more complicated (look at this chart if you don't believe me: Chart of Doom). FESCo brought up the issue that license tags in packages were not standardized (they were not), and that this was making it very difficult to track when packages were being linked to each other incorrectly. Since this is a packaging issue, I helped get it into the Fedora Packaging Committee as an action item, and volunteered to draft how to handle this (since I'd already started building a set of License tables on the wiki).

"I'd painstakingly built a registry of every license that has ever been approved for use in Fedora, along with every license that anyone has ever asked to use in Fedora, and then gave them all short names (that don't conflict)..."

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