[Mageia-discuss] Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 8 10:13:20 CEST 2011

2011/6/8 Hoyt Duff <hoytduff at gmail.com>:
> On 6/7/11, Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
>> They can blame Mageia as much as they want, that will not change the
>> international copyright treaties.
>>> The question is how will Mageia balance the need for "just works" with
>>> the desire to honor copyrights and engage only in legal software
>>> distribution? This is made more complex because those rights and
>>> copyright laws are not equal everywhere in the world.
>> So if the question is :
>> "will mageia do something clearly illegal in France to please users", I
>> think that I can safely answer "no".
>> But if you are not satisfied with the answer and my reasoning, feel free
>> to ask to the council or the board for a precision. Or ask to a lawyer.
>> Even Canonical did clean the firmware package, as you can see if you
>> follow the url given by the blog post I mentioned.
> You miss my point.
> We are in agreement as to the legality and what should be done with
> the software. I'm not asking Mageia to do anything illegal.
> You imply that you don't care if customers wrongly blame Mageia. That
> seems to be a counterproductive attitude about customer service and
> the success of Mageia. Certainly that can't be true?

Well, if I understand these 2 paragraphs you agree to the legal stuff
and you do not ask Mageia to do anything illegal, at the same time you
say that this is a counterproductive attitude.
Obviously I'm missing your point as well.


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