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Re: The Multimedia Question



On Wed, 18 Jul 2007 17:50:24 -0500
"Tom \"spot\" Callaway" <tcallawa redhat com> wrote:

> OK, there are two issues then:
> 
> - Do we want codec buddy to help Fedora users install proprietary
> software (e.g. codecs from Fluendo under proprietary licenses)?
> - Do we want codec buddy to help Fedora users install free software
> that we know to be patent encumbered (e.g. codecs from Fluendo under
> free licenses, dodging patent issues because they come from Fluendo)?
> 
> I think my answer to the second question is yes, but my answer to the
> first question is no.
> 
> I'm not really interested in helping Fluendo sell proprietary
> software. That seems utterly hypocritical to me.

Ditto for me too.  We could catch the attempted use of proprietary
stuff and dump them to an informative page about why we aren't
enabling proprietary software, but I don't think I want to drive them to
Fluendo revenue.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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