[Mageia-dev] rehashing the faac issue

PhilippeDidier philippedidier at laposte.net
Fri Oct 26 18:47:49 CEST 2012

Guillaume Rousse a écrit :
> Hello list.
> The case of faac package has been discussed several times already:
> https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1730
> http://www.mail-archive.com/mageia-dev@mageia.org/msg08059.html
> https://www.mageia.org/pipermail/mageia-dev/2012-June/016673.html
> So far, the conclusion was than we had no perfect solution to handle the
> case of a software being having both licensing and patents issue,
> whereas usually software only suffer from one of these problems only,
> and than creating a dedicated 4th repository was unreasonable. Hence the
> removal of the package from the mirrors (but not from our svn...).
> Given the importance of this package for several multimedia-related
> software (it is a mandatory dependency for cinerella, for instance), I
> think it's time to revisit this decision, and rather look for a
> pragmatic solution rather than a merely bureaucratic one. So far, I
> didn't see anything in the line of "we don't want to distribute it",
> rather "we don't know how to do it"...
> For me, the simplest solution is just to decide between non-free and
> tainted repository where this piece of code fits better (or sucks less),
> eventually document the exception somewhere on the wiki, and stop
> getting blocked eternally by our own rules...

unfortunately ...
three weeks after the last post on this thread
a long silence
and there is nothing new in Mageia...

Thanks again to Blogdrake's Repo !

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