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Re: nvidia thoughts



Niels Weber said:
> Am Do, den 23.10.2003 schrieb William Hooper um 23:58:
>> Niels Weber said:
>> >> "Build the operating system exclusively from open source software."
>> > There are other programs in fedora with non OSI compliant licenses,
>> what
>> > about them?
>> Could you give some examples?
> AFAIK the license of Xfig isn't OSI compliant.

Sounds open source to me:

<quote>
Main Xfig copyright notice:

Any party obtaining a copy of these files is granted, free of charge, a
full and unrestricted irrevocable, world-wide, paid up, royalty-free,
nonexclusive right and license to deal in this software and documentation
files (the "Software"), including without limitation the rights to use,
copy, modify, merge, publish and/or distribute copies of the Software, and
to permit persons who receive copies from any such party to do so, with
the only requirement being that this copyright notice remain intact.
</quote>

>> > I was talking about a different ISO image for a reason. It should be
>> > marked as a non official ISO that doesn't really belong to fedora and
>> is
>> > just provided to make installation easier for some people.
>> Any third party is welcome to do this.  I don't expect Fedora to at all,
>> because as I said above it is counter to their goals.  I would expect
>> any
>> bugs causing problems with the Official ISOs AND reported to bugzilla to
>> be checked out and fixed to the best of the ability of the maintainers..
>
> They won't fix the problems because they can't (see
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=88360 ).

I repeat "fixed to the best of the ability of the maintainers".  In this
case it looks like it has been reported upstream, so the ball is in their
court.  Fedora project objectives shouldn't be ignored because they cause
inconvenience.

--
William Hooper




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