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

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Wed Oct 13 17:04:51 CEST 2010

Le 2010-10-13 10:58, Olivier Méjean a écrit :
> 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!
>> Marc
> 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)
> Olivier

Sorry, I am speaking from a Canadian perspective. That may make a 


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