[Mageia-dev] Mageia repository sections, licenses, restrictions, firmware etc
omejean at yahoo.fr
Wed Oct 13 16:58:50 CEST 2010
Le mercredi 13 octobre 2010 16:49:35, Marc Paré a écrit :
> 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!
So they take risk being aware (and also being in USA), i then think Mageia
should provide codec and related tools (moreover being outside of USA) since
risk is much lower (and we can also produce an ISO without those codecs)
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