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Re: About "How do I make XMMS play MP3s?" from a new comer

On 29 Oct 2004 14:17:46 -0400, C. Linus Hicks wrote:

> > > I just noticed on the http://rpm.livna.org page this message:
> > >
> > > "The merger between Fedora.us and Red Hat necessitated the
> > > removal of certain problematic packages (including but not
> > > limited to mplayer, xine, videolan-client and xmms-mp3) due to
> > > licensing issues or US software patent."
> > 
> > Did you notice the next paragraph of text on the same site? The 
> > one that starts: "The open community of volunteers gathered in 
> > rpm.livna.org will continue to maintain those packages..."
> Yeah, so I'm curious how they plan to resolve the obvious conflict
> between those two statements. The first statement says "necessitated the
> removal..." and if that's true, how do you then make available things
> that have been removed from their site? Are they planning on starting a
> new repository?

Not "their site", but fedora.us' site. You misunderstand the text.
rpm.livna.org originated in fedora.us and continues to maintain
packages which are not permitted to exist in Fedora Extras or Fedora

Fedora Core release 2 (Tettnang) - Linux 2.6.8-1.541
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