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Re: to autodownload or not to autodownload



On Feb 8, 2008 8:14 PM, seth vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org> 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

There were this kind of discussions before and came to same
conclusion, but you are all not mentioning one thing that I believe is
really important - and that it can be legal (maybe it already is) in
Fedora to link to outside sources without Fedora being held for
infringement.
Has anybody checked with Fedora Legal what is the status of that?

Valent.


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