[Mageia-dev] Mageia repository sections, licenses, restrictions, firmware etc

Olivier Méjean omejean at yahoo.fr
Wed Oct 13 16:29:24 CEST 2010

Le mercredi 13 octobre 2010 15:44:27, Sinner from the Prairy a écrit :
> Marc Paré wrote:
> > I think pre-selected Country installs would just be too hard to
> > coordinate, laws change. Free and non-free is pretty simple.
> > 
> > Marc
> +1
> My thoughts exactly.
> Salut,
> Sinner

Linux Mint provides an ISO without codec
(btw some good ideas about ISO, like an OEM ISO). It nicely named 
"linuxmint-9-gnome-usa-japan-i386.iso" which just focus on 2 countries ;-)

What's just funny is that we looking for mirrors of Linux Mint, there : 
http://linuxmint.com/mirrors.php several are located in USA, you can find a 
company, yellowfiber located in Virginia (if i am not wrong, VA = Virginia) 
with a legal contact in California, you can also find a mirror located in the 
University of Tennessee, and both (and others in USA) provide all ISOs 
(yellowfiber also provides a mirror for ArchLinux which contains libdvdcss)

So companies, universities in USA provide softwares that we are here 
discussing if we can ship or not (and i don't want to insist, but Mageia.org 
is not located in USA). Maybe they are more aware of laws than we are, or are 
they taking too much risks ?


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