Ticket #1219 (closed task: fixed)
|Reported by:||lkundrak||Owned by:|
It has come to my attention that a sponsor suspecting contributor's residence due to his nationality might exclude him from participating in the project.
I'm wondering whether it's encouraged, discouraged, mandatory or forbidden that sponsors try to determine contributor's nationality and area of residence.
If it's not discouraged or forbidden, I'd like to be aware what reliable means of determining the location and nationality should we use.
I'd like to find out a reliable way to find out whether a piece of third party open-source code can be included in Fedora, taking the country of origin restrictions into account.
The ticket and comment in question is here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1052040#c2
- The applicant does not have a FAS account.
- A packager sponsor did his own research on packager group applicant's nationality.
- He determined the area of residence purely by guessing.
- I suspect we do ship code with uncertain area of origin or originating from a country embargoed by US (afaik Linux kernel code contains code from University of Teheran)
I'd like to ask FESCo to make or suggest changes to contributor's documentation so that next time we know in advance and make no mistakes.
- Cc spot added