sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Tue Sep 11 07:05:05 UTC 2007
Hans de Goede wrote:
> The Dribble, Freshrpms and Livna teams, already joined by some Fedora
> contributors, are proud to announce the RPM Fusion project.
> RPM Fusion aims to bring together many packagers from various 3rd party
> repos and build a single add-on repository for Fedora and Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux.
> We don't have a repository ready for end users yet, but we are actively
> working on merging the following ones:
> * http://dribble.org.uk/
> * http://freshrpms.net/
> * http://rpm.livna.org/
Though not within the Fedora official structure, merging these throws
away one of the major points for end users in Fedora. Congrats on this
effort. Noticeably missing is ATrpms however.
> We will have two distinct repositories: free and non-free. Free will
> contain Open Source Software (as defined by the Fedora Packaging
> Guidelines) which can't be included in Fedora -- for example because it
> might be patent encumbered in the US. Non-free will contain everything
> else which is not free software (as defined by the Fedora Licensing
> Guidelines), like software with public available source-code that has
> "no commercial use" restrictions or the graphics drivers from AMD and
Thanks for this split. Hopefully we will able to link to the free part
from within Fedora.
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