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

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Wed Oct 13 18:58:03 CEST 2010

  Am 12.10.2010 17:02, schrieb Anssi Hannula:
> Hi all!
> Do people have any thoughts on what kind of repository/media sectioning we
> should use on Mageia, and what should those sections contain?
My 2 cents:

Generally i would like to avoid a seperation like main/contrib in mandriva,
but it would be nice to differentiate between free/non-free, this may not
be done through seperate repos, but with some packaging magic like added
metadata or some other dirty tricks ;) so that it is possible to have
a free/libre install out-of-the box, asking during installation.

Or maybe always do a free/libre default install, and afterwards on the first
boot with mageia, and after having set up repos, give the user the choice
to have all codecs/multimedia stuff automatically installed by a package
task-multimedia-magic, but presenting him an overview what that choice
could mean: patent infringement, dmca-like stuff and so on.

So every user gets a free/libre default install, but automatically the
choice to be able to play all sorts of multimedia files.

Moreover what i think would be more important to not make something
like with Mandriva/PLF, so that users get these by default, but
maybe deactivated.

There should be no bigger 3rd party repositories necessary, IMHO.

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