Announcing rpmfusion

Casey Dahlin cjdahlin at
Thu Sep 13 02:55:50 UTC 2007

King InuYasha wrote:
> Unfortunately, because Red Hat IS a USA-based company, they (and all 
> us Americans) cannot make a distro available that is directly 
> connected in ANY fashion to repositories containing patented 
> technologies that do not have an license explicitly stating that there 
> will be no repercussions for such aforementioned inclusion scenarios 
> to be applied. This is why Fedora has such a bad rep (I am not saying 
> it is a bad distro, I use it for everything!) with uninformed people 
> (people making the choice of using Linux for the first time). Though I 
> think CodecBuddy NEEDS support for reading through repositories to 
> find codecs because there ARE Free codecs not in the Fedora DVD by 
> default and should be able to be detected and installed.
Maybe web2.0 is the solution :) . What if we have a way to query a list 
of repos that is stored on a central site that can be appended to by 
anyone? Then we might be able to disclaim responsibility for pointing it 
> On 9/12/07, *Tom spot Callaway* <tcallawa at 
> <mailto:tcallawa at>> wrote:
>     On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 08:38 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
>     > Or - why not move the entire repo to places that can have all the
>     > contents?  What's the point of even worrying about this issue?
>     It's not where the repo sits, its where Red Hat is based out of.
>     ~spot
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