[Mageia-dev] regarding tainted progress

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Mon May 30 03:08:48 CEST 2011

Le lundi 30 mai 2011 à 01:53 +0200, Philippe DIDIER a écrit :

> 2) win32-codecs is missing too (perhaps might it be in non-free repo
> instead of tainted ) and maybe some problems may happen trying to read
> some videos

There s no license for win32-codecs. So unless someone can prove they
are public domain, they are still under the copyright of their owner,
and cannot be distributed. That's warez.

And if they would be distributable, that would go to non-free for 2
reasons :
- there is no sources -> non-free
- there is no actively enforced patents problem, as copyright holders
would either 1) have their own patent on the codec ( microsoft )
2) have paid for others patents usages ( likely the only way ) since a
long time 

Michael Scherer

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