[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout, round two
maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 00:59:50 CET 2010
Op zaterdag 27 november 2010 00:51:59 schreef Romain d'Alverny:
> On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 00:44, Maarten Vanraes
> <maarten.vanraes at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Op zaterdag 27 november 2010 00:25:17 schreef Thomas Backlund:
> > [...]
> >> > A) i see no reason for codecs and firmware to be separate. However, i
> >> > do understand that some people would not want to install firmware,
> >> > but i think we should do this in another way, (like installing a meta
> >> > package that enforces some limits.)
> >> > codecs seem odd to be separate, if they have patented problems they
> >> > should go in non_free, if no problem, they can go in core.
> >> That is doable.
> >> The reason for having it separate was because its the most "problematic"
> >> one. (codecs have more issues than firmware)
> > What i meant here, is why is firmware separate from core? why is codecs
> > separate from core?
> > imo, i would put firmware and codecs in either core or non_free.
> I guess we should separate concerns?
> - non_free as in "not (really) free software" (source code may be
> available, but license, redistribution conditions, etc.)
> - problematic stuff as in "binary closed thing" (most firmware, but
> not only eventually)
> - problematic stuff as in "(likely) patented" (some codecs)
> so that we don't mix issues when one has to decide what to mirror/use or
you know what?
how about having a "possibly_patented" and disable it by default; but have
them all in there. because there are countries where most of those are
allowed. (i suspect they aren't necessarily codecs)
how about having a "binary_only" repository? (i suspect they aren't all
firmwares?) or they could just be in non_free; because that's what they are...
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