[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout

Michael scherer misc at zarb.org
Sat Dec 11 10:33:01 CET 2010

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 03:15:40PM -0500, andre999 wrote:
> And how does that translate for free software ?
> In the U.S., software patent holders have avoided attacking targets
> without a lot of financial resources.

Well, what if we end having enough ressources in the futur ? 

> The only Linux-associated target I recall is Novell.

And TomTom ( http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/02/25/232212/Has-Microsofts-Patent-War-Against-Linux-Begun )
And a patent deal was done with Amazon (
http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/02/23/1231255/Microsoft-Amazon-Ink-Kindle-and-Linux-Patent-Deal ).
And I am sure that with more than 3 minutes research, I can find plenty of example.

> Mpeg patents are pursued, but the several PLF mirrors in the U.S.,
> with openly indicated patented packages, are ignored.

Many PLF mirrors ?
I see only 2 of them, and one of them is out ( non existant domain, 
bigsearcher.com )
So basically "many PLF mirrors" = 1 ?

Not to mention that a ratio of 2 mirrors in the USA out of a total
of 25 seems rather odd, for something that admins do not care.

Michael Scherer

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