3rd Party Applications and Fedora Workstation

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 19:57:20 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 01:07:49PM +0530, pravin.d.s at gmail.com wrote:
> On 19 January 2015 at 23:58, Christian Schaller <cschalle at redhat.com> wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > So I just posted a blog (1) updating the world on some of the changes are
> > expecting in Fedora Workstation 22. One of the features I would love us
> > to take advantage off is the 3rd party repository support that Richard
> > Hughes has added into GNOME Software (2).
> >
> >
> Exciting feature !!
> During Fedora 21 release party At Mumbai, people were asking why multimedia
> (mplayer, VLC) not available in Workstation. Offcourse licensing was on of
> the reason.
> This looks like solution for it.
> OT: In real world everyone does not have an internet, so ideally i would
> like to see few must media plugins in Workstation DVD itself as a 3rd-party
> or non-free something. Later one can install it from gnome-center with good
> warning message. I know there is lots of issues to make it happen. But in
> long term we need these in Workstation.

Thanks for the input, Pravin.  The answers are probably not as simple
as what you lay out, because "free and open source" may not the same
as "legal to redistribute".  But it seems like there is room for some
progress for a *subset* of software not carried in Fedora.

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