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Re: Fedora Basic End User Rollout Support Operation



I understand.

On Sat, 2010-01-02 at 19:19 +0000, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Sunday 03 January 2010 00:12:03 Robert E. Martin, VCM Network wrote:
> > I am somewhat confused.  I thought that as an open sourced OS, it was a
> >  free license, which included the applications in the repositories.  What
> >  am I missing?
> 
> You are missing the distinction between official Fedora repositories and third 
> party repositories.
> 
> If you stick to the software present only in the official repositories, then 
> yes, it's all ok, free, no problems with licenses, patents, etc... However, 
> this also means that some otherwise typical desktop functionality will be 
> missing --- no playing of .mp3 files and divx movies, among other things.
> 
> This extra functionality can be enabled by installing software from third 
> party repositories, such as rpmfusion and livna. But that also means that 
> legality and licensing stuff will become problematic, depending on what exactly 
> you have installed and what are the laws of the country you live in.
> 
> HTH, :-)
> Marko
> 
> 



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