[Mageia-dev] [RFC] Moving various packages/codecs to tainted

Pascal Terjan pterjan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 15:01:40 CET 2012

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 12:56, Anssi Hannula <anssi at mageia.org> wrote:
> On 10.01.2012 15:07, Pascal Terjan wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 03:20, Anssi Hannula <anssi at mageia.org> wrote:
>>> The problem is that that "balance" was achieved by sticking packages in
>>> PLF/main/contrib semi-randomly. For example, H.264 decoders and MPEG-4
>>> video encoders are in main/core, while e.g. AAC audio decoders are in
>>> PLF/tainted. If one'd put them into an order, IMO H.264 and MPEG-4 would
>>> be much more prominent and tainted candidates instead of AAC decoding...
>>> Also, in e.g. MPEG-4 case we have encoders both in core and in tainted,
>>> e.g. we have ffmpeg in core, but xvid in tainted.
>> I agree we need rules, but "being covered with patents" does not make
>> sense, as the patent owner may agree with using it in free software.
>> I think something like "No actively enforced patent" in core would be good.
> Possibly, but how do you define that, exactly?
> Does a licensing program count as "enforcing" or do you mean something else?

Yes, that's what I meant

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