[Fwd: Re: [PlanetCCRMA] New Apt problems]

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sun Nov 28 11:53:00 2004

On Sun, 2004-11-28 at 11:14, William M. Quarles wrote:
> William M. Quarles wrote:
> I guess something else to consider is that there has been talk of 
> multiple Fedora distributions, including the now-realized Fedora Extras 
> collection of packages on fedora.us.  These Extras include a lot of 
> things that you and Matthias already have.  That might be something else 
> to consider when thinking about which packages to continue maintaining 
> on your repository, because Fedora Extras could be used as a standard. 
> It might also decrease some of your work!

Yes, I have looked into this, of course. But the policy they have, as I
understand it, is that there has to be _one_ repository, and of course
it is theirs (this predates the adoption of fedora.us into the
Fedora/RedHat project as the starting point for Fedora Extras):


They do _not_ want to work or collaborate with other repositories, you
either join them or join them. 

There are very good reasons for wanting just one repository, as they
carefully explain. There are also very good reasons for wanting _more_
(which of course they don't mention). And the reality of the world is
that there _are_ more 3rd party repositories, and most predate

-- Fernando