lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 13:38:10 UTC 2007
Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
>> There is a lot of differences between pointing to the repository and
>> including the packages directly as I already explained in Fedora
>> Advisory Board list so I won't rehash all the arguments again now.
>> Please read the releated threads if you missed it. In short, it is not
>> possible to include patent-encumbered packages directly in the
>> repository as long as it hosted in US. Pointing to it might very well
>> be possible.
> Seriously though, this is just plain dumb wrong:
> If we cannot include the packages in our own repositories but we can
> point to other repositories that do have the packages, nothing prevents
> us from distributing the appropriate /etc/yum.repos.d/ files in the
> fedora-release package.
Or, if you need another level of indirection, include a repo that
doesn't itself have anything controversial but has a package that
configures yum for repos that might.
> So, I'll back up Jesse's question:
> >> And really, if we could reference it, then why the crap couldn't we
> >> just package it in our repo?
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?
lesmikesesll at gmail.com
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