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Re: to autodownload or not to autodownload



On Fri, 2008-02-08 at 20:25 +0100, Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek wrote:
> seth vidal wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-02-08 at 20:18 +0100, Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek wrote:
> >
> >> Imagine such situation.
> >>
> >> You friend switched recently to Linux, because heard that everything is
> >> free here.
> >>
> >> Tries to watch movie and sees "pay" button...
> >>
> >> Ubuntu had no problem with including codec and driver installer...
> >> Without need to pay.
> >>
> >> We're now little bit ortodox about "free" idea.
> >
> > We can't do anything about that. Canonical doesn't think they have to
> > play by US laws and so they can get around the problem.
> >
> > Fedora cannot and WILL NOT play fast and loose with the law.
> >
> > -sv
> >
> >
> 
> Did I say already that USA has stupid law, which stops you from doing 
> useful things?
> 
> Because of one country's law we cannot use codecs etc.
> 
> I hope EU will not do such law.

FYI, the European Patent Office has awarded more than 30k (maybe we are
more on the 40k at this point as this datum is old) Software Patents.
|The legal status of such patents is uncertain but need to be ultimately
still fought patent by patent in court ...

Simo.

-- 
Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York


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