[Mageia-dev] Blogdrake repository for Mageia

Johnny A. Solbu cooker at solbu.net
Mon Oct 17 05:21:52 CEST 2011

On Monday 17 October 2011 04:19, andre999 wrote:
> Maybe another approach could be to try to separate nonfree and tainted parts

That is a good idea. Then software who is only troublesome because of, for example, patents could be in a separate repo than the proprietary packages.

PLF does this. They have both Free and Non-free repos.
All of their packages in "Free" are legaly troublesome in USA but not in the entire world. Not all nations have software patents, hence packages who are in PLF "Free" due to patents are legal in those countries, like Russia and Norway.
And the packages in "Non-Free" are not Free software, most is proprietary, I believe.

Mageia should separate packages in the same maner. One repo/folder for taintet and one for proprietary/restricted.

Johnny A. Solbu
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