Vendor only distributable packages - was " Kernel 2059 from Dave Jones fixes nvidia.ko loading"

Chris Adams cmadams at
Tue Mar 21 14:59:58 UTC 2006

Once upon a time, seth vidal <skvidal at> said:
> On Tue, 2006-03-21 at 09:51 -0500, jharnish at wrote:
> > [Third Party]
> > flash-plugin...rpm ->
> > vmware-player...rpm ->
> > ...etc
> > 
> > This way you are not redistributing it but you are pointing to the original at the vendor's location.  Gentoo does something similar but they embed a script that pulls the tarball down and installs it on the user's machine without intervention. 
> > 
> > This probably needs to go to the Yum group.
> contributory infringement. Read up on it. :)

Neither of the above are infringing on anything.  Both would be
downloading approved software from proper distributors for licensed use.
Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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