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Looking at the bug history...
This was reported on March 5th upstream
This was approved upstream on April 1st.
So if I'm reading what you saying correctly...from Mozilla's POV... this would have been acceptable under trademark policy to use the patch downstream as of the approval on April 1st?
Fedora, Mozilla, and trademarks
Posted Apr 28, 2010 22:59 UTC (Wed) by roc (subscriber, #30627)
But I think we should certainly say that any patch approved to land on a particular branch (but not yet landed there) can be applied by anyone packaging that branch. That alone wouldn't have helped here since there was an extra problem --- the branch approval request was ignored for four weeks :-(. That was simply a mistake, people should never sit on requests for long. But if you read the Mozilla bug --- https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=550455 --- there's not much communication from Fedora there. Just one comment on the 23rd saying this matters to Fedora, and the patch was branch-approved five days later (which is definitely too long, but not outrageous IMHO). A more detailed hurry-up nag, especially if it happened earlier, would have really helped.
So what should have happened IMHO is as soon as the Fedora packagers realized they needed this patch, they should have commented in the bug "our users are hurting and we need branch approval for this patch NOW NOW NOW", that approval should have been granted immediately, and then via a previously clearly-communicated blanket approval to use such patches with our trademarks, Fedora would have packaged the fix.
Posted Apr 28, 2010 23:22 UTC (Wed) by jspaleta (subscriber, #50639)
Granted, the question is how can what is allowed be more obvious and more explicit so its less likely someone will be waiting for approval mistakenly?
As for the unnecessary delay before it was made clear that this was a wide impactor. I'm sure an invitation for people to nag in upstream tickets more won't go...unrewarded. Something for the day-to-day Fedora Mozilla package maintainers and triagers and possible FESCO to be aware of.
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