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Re: The Multimedia Question

On Wed, 2007-07-18 at 19:03 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-07-18 at 18:39 -0500, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 00:36 +0200, David Nielsen wrote:
> > > Yum mind you also installs proprietary software, should we make that
> > > work only on Fedora approved software as well? 
> > 
> > The difference here is that we're not enabling yum to point to repos of
> > proprietary software out of the box.
> > 
> > We'd be doing that with codec buddy, if we linked to proprietary Fluendo
> > bits. I've got no problem with codec buddy saying:
> > 
> > I'm sorry! You just tried to play a .WMV file. There are currently no
> > known free software implementations for Microsoft Evil Evil Codec.
> > 
> Here's where I'm confused about codec buddy. What was described to us at
> the board meeting at fudcon back in the beginning of this year was this:
> 1. people encounter an unknown format
> 2. a box pops up to tell them they can go to this link to learn more
> about this
> 3. that link would be fedoraproject.org/codec_info_is_us or something
> like that
> 4. the content we would control. We could offer a link to the fluendo
> codecs if we wanted to - but it would not necessarily have to be the
> only thing. and most importantly we could tell the user why the codec
> they're fighting with is evil, etc, etc.
> When did codecbuddy change to ONLY point to fluendo and do nothing else?
> I'm positive there was an education component to codec buddy - but it
> doesn't seem like it is there now.

You're not misremembering.

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