ubuntu marketing

Zhukov Pavel gelios at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 17:27:39 UTC 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 6:50 PM, Jon Stanley <jonstanley at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:22 AM, Zhukov Pavel <gelios at gmail.com> wrote:
>  >  why we can't add feature like "one click rpmfusion/livna enable" with
>  >  message like "caution! non free software"
>  Because that would be contributory infringement.  We have actual
>  knowledge that there is software there that is illegal to download in
>  the US.  We do have codeina/codec-buddy, which offers the opportunity
>  to download a gratis MP3 plugin and purchase option for various other
>  encumbered codecs.  Fedora, it's main sponsor being a US company, is
>  compelled to abide by US law (no matter that we may not agree with
>  them).
>  There's been quite the debate whether this is the Right Thing(TM) to
>  do.  Let's take a step back here, and look at this not from the
>  perspective of philosophy and our ideals (while those *are*
>  important), but rather from the perspective of the user.  I click on
>  some piece of media on my NTFS partition that works just fine under
>  Windows, and all of a sudden in Linux, it doesn't work anymore!  No
>  explanation of why not, simply that "you don't have <x>".  Well why
>  not?  How do I get what is required?  That is where codeina comes in
>  and does an excellent job.  It tells you that you are using a non-free
>  format, why that is bad, and what recourse you have if the media is
>  available in no other formats (buy the Fluendo stuff).
>  While I am kinda on the fence about using Fedora as an advertising
>  platform, is it the right thing to do from a *user experience*
>  perspective?  Absolutely.  And isn't that what we're all about?
>  Without users, we wouldn't be where we are today.
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i'm talking not about codecs only. i'm talking about nvidia/ati
drivers and other stuff that CAN be downloaded free in any country but
not uses GPL.

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