[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout : Why validate software patents ?

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at iki.fi
Wed Dec 8 14:54:29 CET 2010

Wolfgang Bornath kirjoitti:
> 2010/12/8 Daniel Kreuter <daniel.kreuter85 at googlemail.com>:
>> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 9:51 AM, Wolfgang Bornath
>> <molch.b at googlemail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Oh, really? Some (like Mandriva) do not have such a repository because
>>> they do not distribute such software at all, PLF does that for
>>> Mandriva. What about Ubuntu? What about Fedora?
>> In Ubuntu you have some patented software in the repos.
> Yes, I know. The question was: do they have those patented software
> within the same repo as all the other software or do they have an
> extra repo for that.
> In reply to andre999 I wanted to point out that there are other
> distributions who make a difference between patented software and
> everything else. Some do not distribute them at all (Mandriva,
> Fedora), some have them in an extra repository (Ubuntu).

Ubuntu doesn't have an extra repository for them. They are in universe,
which contains all the non-core packages (like mdv "contrib").

(Some patent-covered stuff, like ffmpeg, are in ubuntu main)

Anssi Hannula

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