to autodownload or not to autodownload

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Fri Feb 8 22:08:24 UTC 2008

Hans de Goede <j.w.r.degoede <at>> writes:
> Why? Because we also ship the blacker then black, actually automatically 
> downloading closed source code, not content but code! codecbuddy.

I agree, Codeina is a really bad idea, as it promotes proprietary software.

By the way, I also think browsers offering to automatically install the Flash 
plugin should be fixed not to do that (also for purely practical reasons: for 
those who want the proprietary plugin, there's a yum repository which allows it 
to be installed in a way which integrates with the system in a cleaner way, if 
the browser installs it, it is a mess to keep up to date!).

> it even offers the user to buy closed source code, effectively free
> advertising for commercial closed source!

Agreed that it's bad, however those game packages which require original 
commercial proprietary game date, e.g. rott-registered which you maintain, 
aren't any better.

        Kevin Kofler

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