[Mageia-dev] Mageia repository sections, licenses, restrictions, firmware etc
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Wed Oct 13 19:31:44 CEST 2010
Le mardi 12 octobre 2010 à 17:53 +0200, Olivier Méjean a écrit :
> > == And DVDCSS, etc?
> What's in etc ?
> However, here in France we have a law "Dadvsi" on which the Conseil
> Constitutionnel (something like American Suprem Court) has statuted that the
> law could not prevent exception of decompilation and the exception of
> circumvention of DRM if this is for interoperability. In other words the use
> of libdvdcss is allowed for interoperability.
> So for me, Mageia can come with libdvdcss and other tools for interoperability
And for the people hosting mirrors outside of France ?
Shall we forget them ?
> About codec, you may know that VLC is based in France and hosts some projects
> useful for interoperability. Since the start of the project in 1996, i don't
> remember VLC being sued for such projects. So let's provide codec by default
> with Mageia for a better "user experience" :)
"no one has been sued yet" is not a real argument.
No one sued mplayer developers for distributing binary copyrighted
codecs. No one sued http://www.dll-files.com/ , despites distributing
Yet, what they do is a clear violation of various copyright treaties.
So no, the fact that no one has been sued is not a reason to do the
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