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Re: Announcing rpmfusion



On 9/11/07, Casey Dahlin <cjdahlin ncsu edu> wrote:
> Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Rahul Sundaram <sundaram <at> fedoraproject.org> writes:
> >
> >> Thanks for this split. Hopefully we will able to link to the free part
> >> from within Fedora.
> >>
> >
> > Unfortunately I don't think you will be able to. The stuff in the free part (or
> > most of it, at least) is going to be exactly the stuff which Legal is most
> > uncomfortable with: Free Software, but patent-encumbered in the US.
> >
> >
> There's a wide spectrum between "right in Fedora" and "not acknowledging
> its existence."
>
> Whereas before Red Hat became subject to liability for merely saying the
> word "Livna" in public, we might be able to move to a tacit and
> well-disclaimed "suggestion" that users use the Free half of rpmfusion.
> So we could go from having to say "Never heard of it" to being able to
> say "Its over there, and I know about it, but I really can't recommend
> that you use it (by clicking this button right here)"

ha, ha :) great idea the "don't click this button" button :)

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