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Before we start working on technical details, I think its very important to have a set of founding principles, much like the "Core Principles" of fedora: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Objectives This page should contains the set of founding principles, much like the "[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Objectives Core Principles]" of Fedora.
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I've split the principles into 2 sets for now, one we all agree on, and one for principles which are still under discussion. == Principles we agree on ==
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== Principles we all agree on ==

 * The new repo will follow Fedora where possible. This means using
 * The RPM Fusion's repositories and the infrastructure around them will follow Fedora where possible without to much trouble (for example, koji is to much trouble for now). This means using
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 * The main new repo will contain add-on packages and not replacements in  * We'll have two main repos in the beginning:

  * one named "freeworld" for Open Source Software (as defined by the Fedora Packaging Guidelines) which can't be included in Fedora because it might be patent encumbered in the US
 
  * one named "nonfree" for non-free software, e.g. everything else which can#t be in freeworld; this includes software with public available source-code that has "no commercial use"-like restrictions

 The nonfree repository will depend on the freeworld repository; Open Source Software which depends on non-free software needs to be shipped in the non-free repository

 Both repositories will contain only add-on packages and not replacements in
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 as: RHEL/centos + EPEL (1) or Fedora (Fedora 7+) or Fedora Core + Fedora Extras (Fedora 6-)  as: RHEL/CentOS + EPEL or Fedora (Fedora 7+)
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 As an exception, with proper motivation replacements are allowed, but the replacements and any
 packages requiring the replacements will be in a seperate repo which will NOT be enabled by
 default.

 * rpmfusion will contain kernel module packages in the main repo
 * RPM Fusion will contain kernel module packages in the main repo, even if Fedora will drop them (which looks likely as of August 2007)
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 * kernel packages maybe packaged using
 the kmod (fedora) dkms (freshrpms) or kmdls(atrpms) kernel module packaging schemes (2). A module may
 be made available for more then one scheme. But the "Name: " tag of the
 packages must be unique, if this currently is the not the case then the maintainers of the
 conflicting packages will work this out together. Also different packages of the same module
 must explicitly Conflict each other.
 * kernel packages -- needs to be discussed again (other stuff is higher on the todo list right now) how to actually package them; it might be possible to package them with both the kmod (fedora) or dkms (freshrpms) kernel module packaging schemes in one repository.

 * after the freeworld and nonfree repositories are running we might start an additional repository where with proper motivation replacements are allowed. This repo which will NOT be enabled by default.
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(1) While EPEL is not available, we will assume an empty EPEL repo. As EPEL gets populated
we will work together with EPEL to avoid conflicts/overlaps. This also means that where dependencies for certain packages are missing we will provide these by rebuilding (and adapting where nescesarry) those bits from Fedora.

(2) This means that plague must be modified to support al these,
or even that we may use a different buildsystem altogether if thats
easier, as long as the buildsystem uses mock with the fedora minimal
buildroot.

RPM Fusion founding principles

This page should contains the set of founding principles, much like the "[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Objectives Core Principles]" of Fedora.

Principles we agree on

  • The RPM Fusion's repositories and the infrastructure around them will follow Fedora where possible without to much trouble (for example, koji is to much trouble for now). This means using Fedora's packaging guidelines (except for legal), Fedora's review process for new submissions, Fedora's VCS structure, Fedora's build system etc.
  • We'll have two main repos in the beginning:
    • one named "freeworld" for Open Source Software (as defined by the Fedora Packaging Guidelines) which can't be included in Fedora because it might be patent encumbered in the US
    • one named "nonfree" for non-free software, e.g. everything else which can#t be in freeworld; this includes software with public available source-code that has "no commercial use"-like restrictions
    The nonfree repository will depend on the freeworld repository; Open Source Software which depends on non-free software needs to be shipped in the non-free repository Both repositories will contain only add-on packages and not replacements in relation to the base package set. Whereby the base package set is defined as: RHEL/CentOS + EPEL or Fedora (Fedora 7+)
  • RPM Fusion will contain kernel module packages in the main repo, even if Fedora will drop them (which looks likely as of August 2007)

Principles under discussion

  • kernel packages -- needs to be discussed again (other stuff is higher on the todo list right now) how to actually package them; it might be possible to package them with both the kmod (fedora) or dkms (freshrpms) kernel module packaging schemes in one repository.
  • after the freeworld and nonfree repositories are running we might start an additional repository where with proper motivation replacements are allowed. This repo which will NOT be enabled by default.

Footnotes

Notice that this doesn't mention how we are actually going todo anything yet, nor with which base distro releases we will start. This is intentional as these (important) details are not part of our founding principles.

FoundingPrinciples (last edited 2017-06-26 14:09:36 by NicolasChauvet)