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Re: Three kinds of packages



Bruno Wolff III wrote:
On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 17:26:28 -0400,
  Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com> wrote:
I would just like to remind people that there are not two (Fedora and non-free) kinds of package, but three, the totally free (Fedora), the close source but legal (fglrx and similar vendor drivers), and the only legal in the free world, restricted in fascist countries.

Free for noncommercial use is also another important category. These
aren't free enough for Fedora, but there are a number of these type
in the rpmfusion nonfree repository.

Another good point. Just because some code isn't suitable for inclusion in Fedora doesn't mean that you are breaking some law by installing it. In some cases the code might actually be illegal, in others it means the license isn't worded right and it's a religious matter.

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Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot


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