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Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 07:25:26 UTC 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 9:34 PM, Valent Turkovic
<valent.turkovic at gmail.com> wrote:
>  You are not making sense to me because  fluendo codecs are also not
>  free as in speech and also not free as in beer (except mp3 codec) and
>  we still "support" them.

I believe that general discussion around this topic as resulted in a
consensous that codeina as we ship it needs let us be more fine
grained than the first implementation allowed.  If we include it again
in F9 we will most likely not be presenting any of the proprietary
codecs in the default listing if we can help it.  We might still send
people to fluendo's webshop for the mp3 codec and they might see other
codecs there, but I very much doubt the codeina in F9 will identify
fluendo as a vendor for any codec other than the mp3 codec by default.
 Codeina was and is an experiment. We are fine tuning how we use the
on-demand codec identification technology.

>  You are implying that most of the fedora users aren't using flash from
>  adobe on their desktops.
I'm not implying that.
I know people use proprietary software... I even use it when I need
to. But I'm not going to work very hard, harder than you, to make sure
Fedora doesn't point people to proprietary software out of the box.

>  Please go and talk to people and you will see
>  that you are wrong. I don't have hard evidence but I would bet that
>  most of fedora users have installed flash player from adobe, but just
>  don't have a easy way of doing it...

It was easy enough for me.  Again... your solution is to find a way to
encourage the firefox people to make their plugin technology...choice
friendly...so that users have a choice between adobe and open flash
plugins on a per user basis.

>  This idea about a script is not that radical. You tell why running
>  closed souce players is bad, as we currently do with explaining why
>  non open codecs are bad with codeina, and then IF users decide setup a
>  yum repository from adobe.

Why is proprietary software bad generally?  If you can't answer that
for yourself, then I'm not sure why you are putting so much effort
into the fedora mailinglists.

-jef"My secret shame is picasa"spaleta

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