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Re: request: can somebody please port googleearth-package to fedora?



Christopher Brown wrote:
On 07/02/2008, Douglas McClendon <dmc fedora filteredperception org> wrote:
Christopher Brown wrote:
On 07/02/2008, Douglas McClendon <dmc fedora filteredperception org> wrote:
I've been meaning to do this myself for a long time, but I've just got a
lot of other higher priorities.  I don't suppose I could implore someone
else into doing the work for me?  Shouldn't be real hard.

Wouldn't it be cool to be able to append a teeny little kickstart
postscript, and then end up with a livecd or system that has GE
installed for all users?

http://packages.debian.org/etch/googleearth-package
It doesn't have an open source license so can't be included in Fedora
of course. Which makes it OT for this list IMO.
I suspect this is a point you understand, but for the sake of clarity
I'll highlight-

The "googleearth-package" package/.deb/[theoretical .rpm], absolutely
DOES have an open source license.

What the _tool_ that it _provides_, does, is to generate a
non-open-source rpm from a simple commandline invocation and network access.

Please, it's fine if you don't want to be the one to do this, but from a
legal and open-source perspective, I think that
googleearth-package*.[s]rpm belongs in fedora just as much as the
current .deb belongs in debian.


Yeah, I got the inference. qv. the script that downloads restricted
content on the Fedora Games DVD. So why don't we package a script that
configures the nvidia binary driver?

Well I don't know why you couldn't, but I think what livna is doing in this area is a superior solution anyway.

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