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

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Wed Oct 13 16:49:35 CEST 2010

Le 2010-10-13 10:29, Olivier Méjean a écrit :
> 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
> http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
> (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 ?
> Olivier

Bonjour Olivier (from my side of the Atlantic)

 From what I can say from a couple of discussion list maintainers at 
local universities, they are aware of the laws somewhat and are taking 
risks (their rationale -- you can always ask for forgiveness after you 
have done it).

Re: Mint's OEM ISO -- I like this idea!


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