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Re: to autodownload or not to autodownload



On Sat, 2008-02-09 at 13:59 -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> said:
> > Chris Adams wrote:
> > >Once upon a time, Brian Pepple <bpepple fedoraproject org> said:
> > >>On Sat, 2008-02-09 at 10:19 -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
> > >>>The free Flash players, as distributed in Fedora, will _always_ be
> > >>>broken, as they can't include MP3 for audio (at least until about 2017).
> > >>>If it allowable for codecbuddy to point to a gratis MP3 codec, why is it
> > >>>not allowable for something to point to a gratis Flash player,
> > >>>especially when it is the "standard" and the company behind it actually
> > >>>sets up a repo for use with Fedora (as opposed to the MP3 situation)?
> > >>The source code is available for the mp3 gstreamer plugin.  The only
> > >>reason we can't include it in Fedora is due to US patent law.
> > >>Proprietary flash on the other hand is closed-sourced.
> > >
> > >Does codecbuddy point to the open source MP3 plugin or a proprietary MP3
> > >plugin?
> > 
> > We can't link to the open source version due to patent laws. I guess we 
> > need to have this conversation every few weeks.
> 
> That was a rhetorical question.  Fedora has codecbuddy that points to a
> proprietary MP3 plugin.  Picking on Flash (where a company is providing
> a Fedora-compatible repo for their software) seems wrong when Fedora
> includes software that points at other proprietary software.  Fedora
> can't provide fully-functional Flash, so why can Flash not be like MP3
> and have Fedora point at the Adobe repo?

Codecbuddy does not point to a proprietary mp3 plugin, it points to
Fluendo's MIT-license plugin.

/B
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