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A "clarification" from Fedora on the SQLNinja decision

Nov 17, 2010, 22:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jared K. Smith)

"As many of you are well aware, the Fedora Board made a decision not to include the SQLNinja package at our November 8th meeting. In the meantime, I've received quite a bit of feedback, and I'd like to take this opportunity to provide a bit of clarification on the Board's decision. (Much of this text came from a comment I made on a blog post earlier this week -- but several people prodded me and told me it would be better posted here.)

"Much of the feedback in the press and the feedback that I've received personally seems to come from a false assumption that the Fedora Board is somehow going after any program that *could* be used maliciously. That is not our intention at all. I think the discussion is much more nuanced than that, so please allow me to explain if I may.

"In our Board meeting last week, we looked at SQLNinja specifically. Our goal wasn't to set precedent for how to handle all such packages in the future -- we simple set out with the goal of deciding whether or not SQLNinja should be part of Fedora."

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