On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 12:12 PM, Alec Leamas <leamas.alec@gmail.com> wrote:
Formally, this is about review request 3152 for dropbox-repo [1]. From
a more practical POV, it's about users being able to install software
like dropbox more or less "out of the box", an area where I think we
really need to improve (as can be seen in all those "Fedora XX post
installation guide" out there).

My basic understanding is that current Fedora guidelines needs a
interpretation in the rpmfusion context. Those brand new GL for 3-rd
party repos are in [2] (discussions in [3]). For now, I think they can
be abridged to:
- Non-free repos can not be part of Fedora yum configuration.
- In some cases free repos can be part of the configuration after
FESCO/Fedora legal approval.

Now, IMHO this doesn't really make much sense for rpmfusion for three reasons:
- rpmfusion does not ban non-free software, it's one of the very
reasons it exists.

RPM Fusion doesn't ban non-free software, but it does not allow non redistributable software. It is not a place to ship everything regardless of its license.
- FESCO/Fedora legal cannot approve anything in rpmfusion.

At the start of RPM Fusion we had a sort of steering committee which handled such decisions (IIRC Hans, Matthias and Thorsten). Each of them represented one of the repositories merged in RPM Fusion (Dribble, Freshrpms, and Livna).

It could be good to have such a committee back.
- We already have a list of endorsed 3-rd party repos [4].

That list is not endorsed in any way by RPM Fusion. It is just a list of third party repositories made for user convenience, some of which are known to work well (i.e. without conflicts) with RPM Fusion.
To handle this, my simple proposal is that we handles packaged yum
repositories like this:
- It's ok to package yum repositories listed in [4].
- If anyone wants to change the list in [4] this should be announced
here on rpmfusion-devel, and not done until we agree on it (similar to
how we handle bundling exceptions).

Thoughts. out there?

As RPM Fusion follows Fedora guidelines and at present Fedora forbids to ship third party repositories, we should do the same.