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

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at iki.fi
Tue Oct 12 22:37:37 CEST 2010

On Tuesday 12 October 2010 17:53:54 Olivier Méjean 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 ?

libaacs for example, for AACS in Bluray.

> 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
Anssi Hannula

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