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Re: The Multimedia Question

Josh Boyer wrote:
On Fri, 2007-07-20 at 01:49 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

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.

In practical terms, I don't need to control a repository to be aware what goes into it according to their explicitly written guidelines by Fedora contributors outside of Red Hat. It is possible that someone might sneak in a package that violates the guidelines in a official or third party repository. Either would be considered a bug and fixed. If absolute control is necessary you cannot point to a third party repository at all but that is up to Legal to decide.

If that level of control is desirable, it needn't be a third party repository but a Fedora repository built and hosted in external (to Red Hat) systems in regions that don't enforce software patents by Fedora contributors.


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