[openSLE] [opensuse-packaging] Import of Fedora Packaging Guidelines

Boyd Lynn Gerber gerberb at zenez.com
Thu Aug 27 11:55:00 MDT 2009

This is the orignal request on the packaging list to use the fedora 
guidlines.  I think we should follow what has been decided here and maybe 
extend them to our needs.

Boyd Gerber <gerberb at zenez.com> 801 849-0213
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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 16:05:42 +0100
From: Michal Vyskocil <mvyskocil at suse.cz>
To: opensuse-packaging at opensuse.org
Subject: [opensuse-packaging] Import of Fedora Packaging Guidelines

Hi all,

as you know I wrote a post about Fedora Packaging Guidelines [1]. I was
working on it during last three weeks (but a little, so it takes a long time
:)) and nowadays I'm ready to import a Fedora's content to en.opensuse.org
wiki. Now it is on pack.suse.cz [2]. I also checked that none of that page
conflicts with an existing content on openSUSE wiki, so it can be imported

Tom Callaway [3] from RedHat confirms me that a Guidelines are under Open
Publication License [4] and we can use it for SUSE without restrictions. He
was also interested on future collaboration and offers some meeting on
LinuxTag - it would be nice if anyone from SUSE will be ready to start a

Before import I'd like to ask:

Which pages should be excluded for openSUSE? Some pages seems that they are
not interesting for SUSE (like Packaging:OldJPackagePolicy [5],
Packaging:SugarActivities [6]). Import it, or don't?

Second one is how to edit the text and adapt it for SUSE? Change the existing
text or leave it and add a SUSE specifics to the beginning or end of page (as
suggests Vladimir)? The second way should help us with synchronizing of

After that I'll add a warning [7] on the beginning of every page to prevent
that some users will use those guidelines and ask for help with editing ;-)

[1] http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-packaging/2009-02/msg00043.html
[2] http://pack.suse.cz/mvyskocil/fedora-packaging-guidelines/
[3] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/TomCallaway
[4] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal/Licenses/OPL
[5] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:OldJPackagePolicy
[6] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:SugarActivityGuidelines
[7] http://en.opensuse.org/Template:Warning1

Best regards
Michal Vyskocil
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