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Re: That ole Livna Problem/That ole VLC Problem



Michael Schwendt wrote:

The
problem is that, by policy in some cases, by law in others, and just by
not being omnipotent in yet others, they don't include everything people
want to run within the project.

Software which is subject to patenting or licensing problems is even
another topic.

It isn't really another topic. The topic is that other software exists that people will want to install on their fedora system. You could try to pretend that the right solution is for the fedora project to package everything in a compatible manner and put it all in the same repo, _but_ when the policy (and/or the law) precludes putting everything in there, that pretense is obviously the wrong approach. With Nvidia and Java, it is mostly policy - but there are other things that can't legally ever be included, and there are repositories of rpm-packaged programs that pre-date the whole fedora project and continue to run. So how much sense does it make to have a packaging/install system that assumes there can only be one choice without a way to coordinate the names/versions/files with the others that really do exist?

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  Les Mikesell
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