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Re: [fedora.us] More bugzilla ticket reassignments



Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
There is just one tiny little thing i wonder about: In core 3, will
there be an option under install "Do you want to use extras-packages?
This may be illegal under current US and EU copyright/patent law" -
something like debian does? That would be really great, but i dont know
the legal implications.


1) It currently still is totally legal to ship packages which have sw patent issues in the eu, the current eu law clearly forbids sw patents, so although some sw patents have been awarded in the eu this _currently_ is a non issue. The ec (goverment) of the eu however is doing its best to get sw patent legalised in the eu, against the will of the eu parlement (democracy, whats that?) and against the will of many countries parlements.


2) I've been thinking about something more elaborate then this:

Change the select your timezone screen to a select your location screen. This way we could also automaticly select the nearest official mirror for up2date and yum, and when we're in a country where it is legal automaticly include livna in the repository list.

If this is done before package selection, we could then also ask:
You seem to have an internetconnection, would you like to download and install extra available software? And include the extra repositories in the package selection (for example default install xine on a desktop if available).


Regards,

Hans



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