[Mageia-dev] About panotools patent problem (and other problematic rpms)

Oliver Burger oliver.bgr at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 18 12:07:19 CET 2011

Philippe DIDIER <philippedidier at laposte.net> schrieb am 2011-02-18
> But this doesn't solve the more global problem of rpms with patent
> problems (how to have them clearly  built and identified : need
> different suffixes ?)
Wasn't this the reason for creating the "tainted" repository? Since we 
don't have any software patents in Europe, we Europeans can safely 
ignore them and for those regions, where they do have sw patents, we 
wanted to let the people decide wether they use tainted packages on 
their own risk or not?
At least that is how I understood the lengthy discussion we had at 
that time...


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