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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: please someone help with SR#711379
  • From: Richard Brown <RBrownCCB@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:22:19 +0200
  • Message-id: <CAA0b23znEj5fB+L3d4=6ivUZkiWwvipxjF25cADbcfRTdJQ+rA@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, 1 Jul 2019 at 12:43, Richard Brown <RBrownCCB@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

or to give a more TL;DR version

1- Almost all code developed by SUSE should be open source
2- All that open source code should be open for collaboration and
contributions
3- SUSE-centric locations like github.com/SUSE should only be used
when SUSE intends to take full responsibility of the codebase. Else
openSUSE-centric locations like github.com/openSUSE should be used.
4- Anything ended up in SLE or SLE based products should be following
Factory First

I think the vast majority of the internal tools you are discussing
currently do not comply with at least one of the four points above,
and until those tools are compliant with SUSE's own public policy, I
consider that a hindrance to openSUSE.

We can split hairs about whether or not SUSE should actively submit
the tools to openSUSE - I can agree the policy is not clear on that,
but it's debating semantics as long as those tools are not open for
collaboration and contribution.
If the tools were being handled in compliance with SUSE's Open Source
policy then openSUSE could adopt them regardless of what you or I
wanted ;)

I also want to add that at least in the SLE Department, there is a
concerted effort to comply with this policy.
This can be seen most obviously in
https://github.com/openSUSE/openSUSE-release-tools
Which is not only home to many of the bots and automation that led to
this thread, but is the same home for many of the bots and automation
used by SLE
Of course, in the SLE context, most of the time the bots are just
confirming that the bots have run properly in the openSUSE context,
before then applying any additional SLE criteria - there isn't
much..as you can see by examining the sources.

That is one of the benefits for both SUSE and openSUSE when SUSE
departments really do comply with the wording and the spirit of SUSE's
Open Source Policy..both organisations gain the benefits of the work
motivated in either.
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