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From: Todd Berman <tberman@×××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] avifile ebuild requires divx4linux and win32codecs on x86
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 19:40:34
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] avifile ebuild requires divx4linux and win32codecs on x86 by Thomas de Grenier de Latour
Although I think this is a very admirable goal, and something that would
be great, I would have to point out that many many desktop users would not
find this worthwhile as the nvidia kernel drivers are NOT OSS. :) Just a
minor point I thought worth mentioning


On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Thomas de Grenier de Latour wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 14:14:07 -0400 (EDT) > Todd Berman <tberman@×××××××××.org> wrote: > > > > > Honestly, giving the mplayer peoples preoccupation with the legality > > of what they are doing, if they are providing the downloading, I have > > no doubt it is completely legal. > > > > I have no doubt neither. The point is not legality but more a matter of > personal choice. What I propose with this USE flag is a way to avoid > ebuilds for free softwares to hardly depend on non-free software, in > order to allow people who want it to build a 100% free system. > > But the problem is that it would be a lot of work: we should determine > what are the free and the non-free licenses used in Gentoo (there are > currently 208 license in portage!), to list free packages currently > depending on non-free packages (this is the easiest part, doable with a > few scripts), and to modify their ebuilds (doable by hand for a fews > tens ebuilds, but not hundreds. And I have no idea of how many such > ebuilds we would find). > > > -- > Thomas de Grenier de Latour. > > -- > gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list > >
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