Vendor only distributable packages - was " Kernel 2059 from Dave Jones fixes nvidia.ko loading"
cmadams at hiwaay.net
Tue Mar 21 14:59:58 UTC 2006
Once upon a time, seth vidal <skvidal at linux.duke.edu> said:
> On Tue, 2006-03-21 at 09:51 -0500, jharnish at ci.grand-rapids.mi.us wrote:
> > [Third Party]
> > flash-plugin...rpm -> http://macromedia.mplug.org/rpm/RPMS.macromedia/flash-plugin-7.0.63-1.i386.rpm
> > vmware-player...rpm -> http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmplayer/VMware-player-1.0.1-19317.i386.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 hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.
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