Hi, > "You shall not create images with arithmetic coding" is like saying "You > shall not create images of the flying sphagetti monster." It's not up to > Fedora to make this choice for me.
It is though - you have chosen to use Fedora therefore have to live with the decisions the Fedora legal people (I'm assuming they said no to arithmetic coding) have said goes. Remember, Fedora is not just for use in your country - there are piles of countries it's used in, each with their own insane patent regulations. The fedora stance is that if it offends, it's out. If you want a prime example, look at either DeCSS or mp3 support. Plenty of distros have it, but they're both out of Fedora. Doesn't matter that in the authenticity of the mp3 patent is still in doubt, Fedora plays it safe. rpmfusion may supply DeCSS and mp3 support, but they're not part of Fedora. This may be one avenue to look at - see if rpmfusion can supply an add-on package for this. Paul -- Vertraue mir, ich weiss, was ich mache... -- devel mailing list email@example.com https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel