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Re: Opinions welcome: Restructuring the system menus



Nicu Buculei <nicu_fedora <at> nicubunu.ro> writes:
> There is one thing I personally would like to see about games and menu 
> (and I expect it is not specs compliant): all unplayable the games 
> because of no data available (needing the autodownloader to be run) in a 
> separate menu, so I could ignore them easily in the Games Spin.
> Yeah, they cold move from that menu in the proper location once the data 
> is available, but this is really a "pie in the sky" scenario.

IMHO the right solution for this problem would be to ban autodownloader and 
everything using it (or worse, requiring original proprietary and charged-for 
game CDs) from the distribution. I see that tool as both an ugly kludge and a 
way to circumvent Fedora's licensing requirements. It also sends the entirely 
wrong message to upstream projects: before, it was "If you want to have your 
game in Fedora, you have to fix your licensing.", now it's "We'll just hack 
around it with autodownloader and ignore our Fedora Objectives entirely.". :-( 
In addition, for data files where the license allows non-commercial 
redistribution, it would IMHO be more user-friendly to have a fully-playable 
package in rpmfusion non-free than an autodownloader hack in Fedora.

        Kevin Kofler


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