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Re: Some thoughts about firmware inclusion.



Le Mar 23 octobre 2007 00:59, Jason L Tibbitts III a écrit :
>>>>>> "TC" == Tom \"spot\" Callaway <Tom> writes:
>
> TC> I'm with Toshio on this.
>
> Which would then lead to the analogous corner case of something that's
> open-source but expects to be compiled with a non-free compiler or one
> that's not in Fedora for some reason.
>
> There's at least one piece of free (GPL) software which we can't
> include because it requires some commercial BASIC compiler.

Then that's not true free software, and has no place in Fedora. You
can package it in some third-party repo in the hope a free BASIC
compiler emerges someday (that's how java was done till gcj/classpath
matured and SUN liberated Java)

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot


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