[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout, round two
spock at evansville.net
Sat Dec 4 17:58:35 CET 2010
On Sat, 4 Dec 2010, andre999 wrote:
> John a écrit :
>> On Fri, 3 Dec 2010 11:28:26 +0100
>> Maarten Vanraes wrote:
>>> Op vrijdag 03 december 2010 10:45:05 schreef Ahmad Samir:
>>>> The kernel uses the word "tainted" when it detects the nvidia
>>>> proprietary module for example, (which admittedly gave me a bit of
>>>> shock the first time I saw it :)).
>>> Heh, i had the same reaction.
>>>> From all the proposed names, I think "tainted" is the best one, as the
>>>> packages in there are in a "grey" zone, i.e. not totally illegal
>>>> everywhere, but illegal only in some places in the world. And in
>>>> reality the existence of a patent doesn't necessarily mean it's
>>>> enforceable in a court of law (the only way we'd know for sure is if
>>>> someone actually does try to sue)... my 0.02€ worth :)
> Generally only potentially "illegal" in some countries.
> "Tainted" means contaminated, polluted. A lot stronger than potentially
> "illegal". (Really only actionable in a civil sense, not criminally illegal,
> as well.)
> A package could end up there due to an apparently credible rumour, later
> discredited. (Anyone remember SCO ?)
I agree. Problematic comes closer to "potentially illegal", so I looked up some synonyms: ambiguous, debatable, dubious,
iffy, suspect, speculative, precarious, suspicious, uncertain, unsettled, in addition to problematic itself. Personally
I like iffy, which is both short and to the point, but I think several of these would do. WDYT?
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