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Re: vice in extras



On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 08:09:28 +0100, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-02-27 at 20:03 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 19:54:15 +0100, Lars wrote:
> >
> > > hello
> > >
> > > it would be nice to migrate the vice commodore emulator package from
> > > fedora.us to the official extras repo.
> > >
> > > in true oldschool-gaming-spirit,
> > > L
> >
> > It was decided to not include VICE because of legal concerns. Without the
> > various "kernal" and "basic" ROM images, the VICE suite would be
> > useless. Including tools and docs for getting the images elsewhere (like
> > Debian do it), would not remove the legal concerns.
> How that?
> 
> How can something be illegal for Fedora, if Debian doesn't consider it
> illegal?
> 
> I always thought Debian was more religious about legal issues than
> Fedora? Could it be that I am wrong?

Debian's lawyers are not Fedora's lawyers.
Anyway - I think Debian has some stuff that is distributed only from
non US ftp servers to avoid US distribution laws.

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