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

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Thu Oct 14 18:25:35 CEST 2010

Le 2010-10-14 11:02, Anssi Hannula a écrit :
> On Wednesday 13 October 2010 14:29:14 Marc Paré wrote:
>> Le 2010-10-13 14:23, Michael Scherer a écrit :
>>> Le mercredi 13 octobre 2010 à 20:06 +0200, Olivier Méjean a écrit :
>>>> Le mercredi 13 octobre 2010 19:31:44, Michael Scherer a écrit :
>>>>> 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 ?
>>>> It's their own responsability, no one force them, and some in the
>>>> world take the responsability to host mirrors with questionnable
>>>> software. Let's give them the liberty to choose as we have the
>>>> opportunity here in France to ship such software. No one forces
>>>> several company, university, or other groups to mirror ArchLinux,
>>>> PCLinuxOS, LinuxMint, PLF
>>> So I assume that you volunteer to find another Tier 1 mirror to replace
>>> ibiblio.org ?
>> I was actually going to approach a university in Canada this week about
>> mirroring but I think I will wait till this is sorted out. I don't
>> believe I could convince them if they read this thread. They would most
>> definitely have second thoughts.
> Indeed, as even Debian/Ubuntu do not ship libdvdcss (e.g. arch, gentoo do)..
> As for patents, Ubuntu already has 4 mirrors in Canadian universities.

Yes, Ubuntu is riding a wave of popularism at this point. Their product 
marketing is working quite well. You find/hear of them constantly. It's 
something we should be doing as soon as we publish our first solid 
product. The first release is just testing the infrastructure and 
product so we still have time to organize.


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