[Mageia-dev] rehashing the faac issue

Christiaan Welvaart cjw at daneel.dyndns.org
Tue Oct 30 01:32:22 CET 2012

On Tue, 30 Oct 2012, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:

> Nice to see that everyone went back to Start with this discussion,
> almost using the same words in their arguments. Is this really needed?
> There has been a wide consensus for the solution to put it into
> tainted as has been said in this thread as well. There are 2 options

Each package in non-free must be inspected case-by-case to know if it can 
be distributed/used, but their licenses are valid world-wide (because 
copyright is pretty much universally accepted). The packages in tainted 
can all be used/distributed *if* patents on software are not considered 
valid in the country where the user/mirror resides. Do you really want to 
mix those two?


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