[Mageia-dev] packaging amrwb ?

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Wed Jun 20 14:38:04 CEST 2012

On Wed, 20 Jun 2012, Claire Robinson wrote:

> On 20/06/12 13:05, Oliver Burger wrote:
>> Am 20.06.2012 13:45, schrieb Simple w:
>>> Appears to be different from faac case, because this one doesnt have a
>>> GPL license, so it could be in non-free repository.
>> The issue with faac is not, that it's partly GPL, the problem is, it's
>> partly nonfree.
>> Packages that are _pure_ OpenSource and patented are going into tainted.
>> Packages that are non-free and not patented are going into nonfree.
>> But this is nonfree and patented, unless someeone can prove me and
>> wikipedia wrong.
>> So it's a no-go.
>> Oliver
> I don't want to add fuel to the fire but just out of interest, why is it 
> that we don't allow nonfree-tainted in Tainted?
> I understand that open source purists may not want it but are we catering 
> to a minority and ignoring a majority?

So you are saying that someone who wants to have free and nonfree
software in separate repositories is an open source purist and a
minority, but you don't want to add fuel to the fire ?

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