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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Moving Category-B tarballs (was Re: [PROPOSAL] Starting the graduation process)
Date Wed, 30 May 2012 23:28:57 GMT
On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 6:04 PM, Pedro Giffuni <> wrote:
> Oh boy ...
> --- Mer 30/5/12, Rob Weir <> ha scritto:
> ...
>> You can copy the category-b binaries someplace else, but you
>> must not remove the ones that are already here.  Otherwise you
>> will break not only the buildbots, but you will also break
>> every one who has downloaded the source from our 3.4
>> release.
> So *NOW* you are admitting that those tarballs are part
> of the Release??

Not at all.  But they are referenced from build files.  I hope this
distinction is clear.  Remember, the build also references local
category-x files in the sense of Linux system dependencies.  But
referencing them by name or directory or URL is not the same as
including them in a release.   Sure you see this?

Again, go back to the licensing page and the principles stated there.
This is not a crusade to eradicate category-b code from the face of
the earth.  This is about making it clear to downstream consumers what
the dependencies are, what obligations those dependencies bring, and
to require an explicit, informed decision for the downstream developer
to enable the use of category-b binaries.    We are doing all of that.

> We don't have permission from legal@ to ship Category-B
> sources .. that must be fixed .. with axe.

Put the axe away, Pedro.   As you know, category-b code is not
included in the release.  We already went through the audit on that.

In case it is not clear, I'll veto any attempt by you to break the 3.4
source distributions.


> Pedro.

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