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

Nex6 borg at borg1911.com
Wed Dec 8 17:35:53 CET 2010

On 12/8/2010 5:47 AM, Anssi Hannula wrote:
> Wolfgang Bornath kirjoitti:
>> 2010/12/8 andre999<andr55 at laposte.net>:
>>> Ok, I think, how many other distros have such repositories. Â According
>>> to
>>> comments on the list : none.
>> Oh, really? Some (like Mandriva) do not have such a repository because
>> they do not distribute such software at all,
> In theory only. In practice, Mandriva ships many kind of patented MPEG-4
> encoders/decoders, MP3 decoders, VC-1 decoders, etc. Some discussion about
> this should probably be raised there as well.. If I simply had the time :/
>> PLF does that for
>> Mandriva. What about Ubuntu?
> They ship such stuff (like ffmpeg with all decoders/encoders) in their
> main repository, like Debian does. Also, their "universe" repository
> (similar to Mandriva's "contrib") does not contain such limitations
> either, containing stuff like x264 and mp3lame.
>> What about Fedora?
> Fedora does not have such software.

I personally would follow the fedora model.

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