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
> 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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