request: can somebody please port googleearth-package to fedora?

Christopher Brown snecklifter at
Thu Feb 7 00:58:34 UTC 2008

On 07/02/2008, Douglas McClendon <dmc.fedora at> wrote:
> Christopher Brown wrote:
> > On 07/02/2008, Douglas McClendon <dmc.fedora at> wrote:
> >> I've been meaning to do this myself for a long time, but I've just got a
> >> lot of other higher priorities.  I don't suppose I could implore someone
> >> else into doing the work for me?  Shouldn't be real hard.
> >>
> >> Wouldn't it be cool to be able to append a teeny little kickstart
> >> postscript, and then end up with a livecd or system that has GE
> >> installed for all users?
> >>
> >>
> >
> > It doesn't have an open source license so can't be included in Fedora
> > of course. Which makes it OT for this list IMO.
> I suspect this is a point you understand, but for the sake of clarity
> I'll highlight-
> The "googleearth-package" package/.deb/[theoretical .rpm], absolutely
> DOES have an open source license.
> What the _tool_ that it _provides_, does, is to generate a
> non-open-source rpm from a simple commandline invocation and network access.
> Please, it's fine if you don't want to be the one to do this, but from a
> legal and open-source perspective, I think that
> googleearth-package*.[s]rpm belongs in fedora just as much as the
> current .deb belongs in debian.

Yeah, I got the inference. qv. the script that downloads restricted
content on the Fedora Games DVD. So why don't we package a script that
configures the nvidia binary driver?

Christopher Brown

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