What do we think of this?
blizzard at redhat.com
Tue Mar 27 17:32:49 UTC 2007
On Tue, 2007-03-27 at 09:53 -0500, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> Honestly, I think all of these comments come from one pivotal issue:
> Fedora won't break US law.
> Debian will. Ubuntu will. SuSE will. Gentoo will.
> Thus, there is no need for "extra" repositories to arise for these Linux
> distributions. And the average user wants to have software that breaks
> the law (mp3, dvd, etc). So they have to go outside the safety zone that
> is the distribution for Fedora, and here there be dragons.
> This problem sucks. It has always sucked. We're playing by the rules,
> where no one else is, and we're getting punished for it, while they
> The rules (US law) are broken. I just have no idea how to fix it in my
> lifetime, much less in the period of relevance for Fedora.
Is there a reason why we don't say this widely? It's a compelling and
simple to understand meme (free/non-free/illegal/illegal aside.)
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