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Re: The Multimedia Question



On Fri, 2007-07-20 at 01:49 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Luis Villa wrote:
> 
> > 
> > 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?
> 
> Third party repository containing only Free but patent encumbered 
> software hosted outside of US in a region not affected by software 
> patents and in resources provided external to Red Hat. 

That definition fails.  And it fails completely.  If it is a Third party
repository, you cannot control what other software is put in it.

If you _can_ control what else gets put into it, then it's not really a
Third party repo.

josh


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