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

Olivier Méjean omejean at yahoo.fr
Wed Oct 13 20:06:36 CEST 2010

Le mercredi 13 octobre 2010 19:31:44, Michael Scherer a écrit :
> Le mardi 12 octobre 2010 à 17:53 +0200, Olivier Méjean a écrit :
> > > == 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
> And for the people hosting mirrors outside of France ?

It's their own responsability, no one force them, and some in the world take 
the responsability to host mirrors with questionnable software. Let's give 
them the liberty to choose as we have the opportunity here in France to ship 
such software. No one forces several company, university, or other groups to 
mirror ArchLinux, PCLinuxOS, LinuxMint, PLF

> Shall we forget them ?
> > 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" :)
> "no one has been sued yet" is not a real argument.
> No one sued mplayer developers for distributing binary copyrighted
> codecs. No one sued http://www.dll-files.com/ , despites distributing
> windows dlls.
> Yet, what they do is a clear violation of various copyright treaties.
> So no, the fact that no one has been sued is not a reason to do the
> same.

If no one has been sued yet is not a real argument, that's not a reason to 
live under FUD, to do nothing fearing that maybe in the future there would be 
a trial.


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