"Fedora developers are looking at requiring all files that be placed
in /usr world-readable.
Developers are seeking a mandate that all Fedora packages must not
install any non-world-readable files within /usr. Right now some
Fedora packages do not honor this and restrict permissions to certain
files/directories. Stakeholders are after making the user directory
world-readable since containerized copies of Fedora can have the
directory bind-mounted into the container, support for virtualization
use-cases, and for better systemd handling. "
-- source: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTgzOTE
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174