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

Anssi Hannula anssi at mageia.org
Thu Jan 12 02:32:41 CET 2012

On 11.01.2012 16:01, Pascal Terjan wrote:
> 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

So it doesn't change anything regarding my original post, since all the
codecs I talked about have licensing programs.

Anssi Hannula

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