Lyvim Xaphir wrote:
On Thu, 2008-08-14 at 10:02 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
Gene Heskett wrote:

I've been with redhat/fedora for a bit over 10 years now for my main machine. When F8 support ends, I think that will be grounds for a divorce. I'm tired of the "keep the good stuff on the other side of the pond for legal reasons" BS that is endlessly repeated from Research Triangle Park. Why the hell should we be 2nd class citizens?
This "issue" has been discussed ad nauseum on this list.
Yeah, with you providing the nauseum part of it.

Don't think so...  But you are certainly welcome to your opinion.

What is your solution? Does Red Hat allow the Fedora Project to include all the bits and subject themselves to litigation? Not include anything related to multimedia? Point their users to places to pick things up...and subject themselves to litigation?

Litigation from who, exactly?  Who is going to sue RH for providing a
service that makes the OS actually function correctly after decades of
development?  Time is up, we are into the epoch of absurdity with the
question of functionality.  The only thing breaching the functionality
issue is a dumbass ideology that needs to be decided in court.

Me thinks you've not researched this too much. This has 0 to do with O/S functionality.

What is being talked about is, for example, the fact that RH/Fedora does not provide the tools or libraries to play MP3 (for example) since MP3 requires that one obtain a license and pay royalties to those entities owning the particular patents.

Have a gander at

Also, you can do yourself a favor and do some research about the Music and Video industry and find when they have sued to protect their rights. You will learn why RH/Fedora doesn't include or give pointers to libdvdcss.

Hope you do some research to learn the issues.

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