Announcing rpmfusion

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
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:
>     *
>     *
>     *

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 
> Nvidia.

Thanks for this split. Hopefully we will able to link to the free part 
from within Fedora.


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