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

Arjan van de Ven arjan at
Wed Mar 22 08:23:02 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-03-21 at 16:37 -0600, John Morris wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-03-21 at 09:03, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > in some jurisdictions there is a legal precedent for linking to
> > "illegal" content to be just as bad as distributing it. Now I'm not
> > saying that the flash plugin is illegal (it's not afaik) but the
> > parallel is enough to scare many lawyers ;)
> I really doubt there could be legal implications to pointing to an ftp
> site.  Even if they prefer people go to the webpage there has been
> enough cases now about linking to pretty much settle that issue.
> But has anyone at RH tried asking for permission?  Including preset repo
> lines for livna is right out, both legally and morally for the mission
> of Fedora.  But what about the idea of a legal but non-free catagory for
> Flash, Acrobat, Nvidia, ATI, etc? 

what makes you think NVidia and ATI are legal?

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