[Mageia-dev] [RFC] Moving various packages/codecs to tainted
alien at rmail.be
Fri Jan 13 19:49:35 CET 2012
Op donderdag 12 januari 2012 02:32:41 schreef Anssi Hannula:
> 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.
A) either we move all those with licensing programs into tainted, and make
isos contain tainted (since all mirrors ship tainted as well...).
B) we put only actively enforced patents into tainted and don't have tainted
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