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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?
> 
That's great but:
 1. fedora is sponsored by red hat
 2. red hat is a Us coporation
 3. therefore fedora must obey Us law.

QED

> Because of one country's law we cannot use codecs etc.

yes.


> I hope EU will not do such law.

Keep hoping, but I wouldn't bet on it.

-sv



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