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Re: What are consequences of "merger necessitates removal of ...packages due to licensing issues"



On Mon, 2003-09-22 at 12:55, Michael Schwendt wrote:

> 
> > >>* This merger necessitates the removal of certain problematic packages
> > >>due to licensing issues.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>Does this mean that we will no longer be able to go to Fedora to pickup 
> > >>the MP3, mplayer, etc. packages which have not been included in recent 
> > >>Red Hat releases because of potential licensing problems.
> > >>    
> > >>
> > >
> > >Correct. 
> > >
> > >While I can't speak for certain, I'm sure there will be third
> > >party repository maintainers willing to host such software.
> > >
> > >  
> > >
> > 
> > Yes, there are but they are limited and/or carry with them considerable 
> > problems/conflicts.
> 
> Don't panic! Right now you don't know what new respositories will pop
> up to fill the gap.

There's always Fresh RPMs (http://www.freshrpms.net).

Cheers,

Chris
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