[Mageia-dev] Mageia repository sections, licenses, restrictions, firmware etc
maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 19:33:48 CEST 2010
Op dinsdag 12 oktober 2010 18:07:08 schreef Ahmad Samir:
> 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.
imo, they could be dropped, it's just simply the user who will have to watch
out which he will use and which he won't
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