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

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Tue Oct 12 18:42:55 CEST 2010

Le 2010-10-12 12:21, Lucien-Henry Horvath a écrit :
> Le 12/10/2010 18:19, Tux99 a écrit :
>> I think Mageia should include as much multimedia codecs as possible,
>> it the
>> user's responsibility to know the laws of his/her country and if
>> necessary
>> uninstall anything unlicensed/illegal in his/her country.
> Not only multimedia but drivers too ... in my humble personal opinion /
> wishes.

Unfortunately, if this is done, I will no longer be able to install 
legally any Mageia due to our laws. I think it is best if these are not 
installed but let users know where to get them, mostly through PLF.

When I install Mandriva Free for people, I will let them know where the 
PLF repos are and the files needed and they install these themselves.

If Mageia packages include unlicensed software and codecs, the Mageia 
brand may be held legally responsible for marketing software in 
countries where the laws do not permit this. I don't really think would 
be a wise decision.


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