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From: "Christian Skarby" <christian@...>
Subject: Re: avifile ebuild requires divx4linux and win32codecs on x86
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 01:54:02 +0200 (CEST)
>> This is really off-topic on a technical list like gentoo-dev
>
> There is no gentoo-legal. I would consider it off-topic if there was a
> more appropriate gentoo list for this discussion, or if official Gentoo
> policy is to ignore copyright issues.

Official Gentoo policy is availiable here. 0

[0] http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/contract.xml

First I am not a lawyer, and second -dev should not be used for excessive
non-technical discussions, nevertheless I believe that we all, every one
of us, are in responsiblilty to the Gentoo Linux Social Contract. And thus
the only right thing to do, is to alert each other when we see possible
legal pit falls.

No fence, but I have reasons to believe that Jon has more insight to
copyright issues than most (at least normal) writers on dev-. If we are in
doubt about the legality of any part of avifile, then we might consider to
speak with a lawyer in order to keep Gentoo OSI-compatible. After all, the
last thing "we" want, is to end up in court...

> How about a "css" USE keyword for closed source software?
Funny how many different terms that "css" could be an abbreviation of ;p

Christian




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References:
avifile ebuild requires divx4linux and win32codecs on x86
-- Jon Lech Johansen
Re: avifile ebuild requires divx4linux and win32codecs on x86
-- Tony Clark
Re: avifile ebuild requires divx4linux and win32codecs on x86
-- Jon Lech Johansen
Re: avifile ebuild requires divx4linux and win32codecs on x86
-- Tony Clark
Re: avifile ebuild requires divx4linux and win32codecs on x86
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