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Re: hplip: hp-toolbox advertising?



Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>  * When the user clicks a mp3 file, instead of missing codec errors
> there will be a popup where the user can either choose to learn about
> Free (in both ways) alternatives or click to install the free codec
> supplied by Fluendo (Fleundo  has the necessary patent licenses so this
> is a legal in US) which is under a MIT X11 license or cancel the whole
> thing.  The user experience here is very similar to what happens when
> you visit a website which needs Flash plugin the first time in Firefox
> except that in addition we would explain to them that there are better
> Free alternatives and the reason why we don't provide these codecs by
> default in Fedora. This way we get to keep Fedora entirely Free and open
> source software while solving the usability issue of not being able to
> play some of the content to a good extend (wont be very helpful folks
> who dont network access so it is not 100% solved yet).
> 
> * For the other paid as well as proprietary codecs, the user would be
> directed to a Fedora Project page where they can again learn about
> better Free alternatives. In the page we would also list Fluendo as a
> vendor providing licensed and paid proprietary codecs. If there are
> vendors who are involved we can very well list them. So there is a level
> playing field here.
> 
> Comments?

Thank you for the clarification.  The only problem I see, if I
understand you, is that the mp3 codec is sole-sourced to Fluendo.  I
understand that Fluendo is the only vendor to providing a legal
alternative today, but we should have the ability to allow multiple
vendors at that step.


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