[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout, round two
ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 13:04:28 CET 2010
On 6 December 2010 12:37, Daniel Kreuter
<daniel.kreuter85 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com>
>> On 6 December 2010 09:29, Ernest N. Wilcox Jr. <ewilcox at bex.net> wrote:
>> > With regard to the naming of the repository dediocated to software
>> > tainted
>> > with a patent, etc., How about "non-GPL"? I think that such a name
>> > should be
>> > well understood by users of nearly any language, particularly if they
>> > are
>> > familiar with the GPL.
>> > My2cents
>> > --
>> > Ernest N. Wilcox Jr.
>> > Registered Linux User 247790
>> > ICQ 41060744
>> Read the afro-mentioned thread again; most of those stuff are released
>> under a GPL/GPL-like license (faad and faac packages for example, for
>> playing back and encoding using the AAC audio codec, respectively),
>> they're free open source software, but they infringe some patents.
>> Ahmad Samir
> Why don't we call it universe or something like that? It's a neutral meaning
> where also packages without patents and such with patents can be stored in.
> Mit freundlichen Grüßen
> Daniel Kreuter
Because Ubuntu already has a repo called "universal"? that's a similar
reason to why it wasn't called "restricted", because restricted is
used by distros that offer a commercial repo as in "pay to use some
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