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Re: The Multimedia Question



On 7/19/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
seth vidal wrote:

> okay - then we're getting somewhere.
>
> we have a set of reasonable requirements which help the user AND
> educates them about whats going on.
>
> Who is lead on codec buddy right now?

Bastien Nocera (CC'ed) was working on it. He submitted the codeina
package for review.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=241387

This still leaves my original question of whether we want to be linking
to a third party repository and making it easy to installing plugins
from it a click through process unanswered. The consensus on that seems
to be: Ask Legal first.

I'd strongly suggest having more detail than that in anything you
propose to legal.

* who will choose what that points at?
* where (geography, hardware) will they be hosted, and by who?
* will it be source-available-but-patent-encumbered only? or will it
include no-source options? or some other line?
* what type of education do you plan to do? might it admit (or not)
that there is a belief or public allegation that patents are
infringed? if it does not, how is the whole exercise publicly
justified?

I have no idea what the "right" answers to these questions are, but if
you have at least *some* answer to them the conversation with legal
will be smoother- if nothing else you'll have a place to start
discussion and you'll show you've given some consideration to the
issue.

Luis (DEFINITELY NOT LEGAL)


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