3rd Party Applications and Fedora Workstation

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 19:55:05 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 02:58:35PM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Richard Hughes (hughsient at gmail.com) said: 
> > 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
> ... would "non-free, but legally installable as long as you're getting it
> from the third-party source" be a subset of this, or a different category?
> The canonical example of this is the Cisco H.264 module, but I suspect
> more 3rd-party software falls into this category - for all I know, Chrome
> and Flash do as well.

A different category IMHO.  Anyone might reasonably question or
propose down the line a different approach for software that remixers
could redistribute.

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