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Re: Announcing rpmfusion



On 9/11/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
> Hans de Goede wrote:
> > The Dribble, Freshrpms and Livna teams, already joined by some Fedora
> > contributors, are proud to announce the RPM Fusion project.
> >
> > RPM Fusion aims to bring together many packagers from various 3rd party
> > repos and build a single add-on repository for Fedora and Red Hat
> > Enterprise Linux.
> >
> > We don't have a repository ready for end users yet, but we are actively
> > working on merging the following ones:
> >
> >     * http://dribble.org.uk/
> >     * http://freshrpms.net/
> >     * http://rpm.livna.org/

Very much appreciated indeed :)

>
> Though not within the Fedora official structure, merging these throws
> away one of the major points for end users in Fedora. Congrats on this
> effort. Noticeably missing is ATrpms however.
>
> > We will have two distinct repositories: free and non-free. Free will
> > contain Open Source Software (as defined by the Fedora Packaging
> > Guidelines) which can't be included in Fedora -- for example because it
> > might be patent encumbered in the US. Non-free will contain everything
> > else which is not free software (as defined by the Fedora Licensing
> > Guidelines), like software with public available source-code that has
> > "no commercial use" restrictions or the graphics drivers from AMD and
> > Nvidia.
>
> Thanks for this split. Hopefully we will able to link to the free part
> from within Fedora.
>
> Rahul
>
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