3rd Party Applications and Fedora Workstation

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 19:51:55 UTC 2015

On 19 January 2015 at 18:28, Christian Schaller <cschalle at redhat.com> wrote:
> So my suggestion is that we have an initial discussion about this on the next workstation meeting and based on what we decide there I be happy
> to start drafting some documents outlining how this could work.

I think we really need to decide on a sliding scale of non-freeness
and get some wording for each, For example:

* Free, legally redistributable, but just not in Fedora proper, e.g.
Chromium, various stuff in COPRs
* Non-free but legally redistributable, e.g. Chrome
* Bad combinations of licences, e.g. gstreamer-plugins-bad
* Freely licensed but somehow legally encumbered, e.g. MP3 codec
* Nonfree and legally encumbered, e.g. Skype

IANAL, so the examples and scale are of course up for discussion.


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