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

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at iki.fi
Tue Oct 12 22:54:02 CEST 2010

On Tuesday 12 October 2010 12:42:55 Marc Paré wrote:
> 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.

Like Ubuntu has been? :)

I do see your point, though.

Anssi Hannula

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