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Re: musicpd



On Thu, 2007-01-04 at 12:02 -0200, Paulo Cavalcanti wrote:
> > The internal copy can be patched out, we do this for several other
> > packages as well (audacious-plugins ships with
> > audacious-plugins-fedora-x.x.x.tar.gz, which is the original tarball with
> > problematic source removed.
> In my oppinion, if a package cannot be supplied because of patent
> issues, it should not be supplied at all. Let someone else do it.

Which is what Livna is doing...

> Otherwise,it is very difficult for a person that is not using RedHat
> for a long time 
> to be able to set up audio-video applications. A lot of pieces of code
> come from different places.
> Fedora uses Livna to supply parts of what cannot be given
> "officially".

No, _users_ configure the Livna repository.  The Fedora project doesn't
use Livna in any way.
> 
> This is one of the main reasons distributions, such as Ubuntu, became
> so popular (it is so much easier ....) 

Perhaps.  But the goals for the two distributions differ.  Ease and
comfort of Ubuntu come at the cost of binary drivers and gray area
decisions.

josh


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