[Mageia-dev] Mageia repository sections, licenses, restrictions, firmware etc

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 18:07:08 CEST 2010

On 12 October 2010 17:53, Olivier Méjean <omejean at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> Le mardi 12 octobre 2010 17:02:38, Anssi Hannula a écrit :
>> Hi all!
>> == What about patents?
> Software Patents are allowed or not according to the country. Here in France,
> where Mageia.org, the association is based, the rule is softwares are not
> eligible to patent so i would say that there is no need to apply restriction
>> == And DVDCSS, etc?
> What's in etc ?
> However, here in France we have a law "Dadvsi" on which the Conseil
> Constitutionnel (something like American Suprem Court) has statuted that the
> law could not prevent exception of decompilation and the exception of
> circumvention of DRM if this is for interoperability. In other words the use
> of libdvdcss is allowed for interoperability.
> So for me, Mageia can come with libdvdcss and other tools for interoperability
> About codec, you may know that VLC is based in France and hosts some projects
> useful for interoperability. Since the start of the project in 1996, i don't
> remember VLC being sued for such projects. So let's provide codec by default
> with Mageia for a better "user experience" :)
> These are my first comments
> Olivier

Mageia won't be installed only in France; those patents still apply in
other countries so not all patent restrictions can be dropped.

Ahmad Samir

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