Re: Reasons for not including MPlayer in main repository?
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On Thursday, October 14, 2010 05:49:53 pm Tom "spot" Callaway wrote: > I cannot provide you a list of formats that are problematic. > > The problem with mplayer is that it is structured in such a way that is > not modular, at least not in a way that we could in Fedora package > support for known safe formats, such as Ogg Vorbis/Theora, without > conflicting with an rpmfusion package that contains potentially > problematic formats. Why exactly would it be a problem to conflict with the rpmfusion package (honest question)? Also, could the rpmfusion people not simply give their package a higher priority than the one in the Fedora repos? IIRC this is how Debian does it. I'm interested in packaging a stripped version of mplayer, but I feel it would be a waste of time if any package is refused due to legal reasons anyway. I would, therefore, feel more comfortable if any legal issues could be resolved before I start work on packaging. If a list of "bad" formats can not be given, how about a list of "known good" ones? At least the ones currently included in GStreamer should be OK, right? -- Stefan _______________________________________________ legal mailing list legal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/legal
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