Non-free Extras?

Arjan van de Ven arjan at
Wed Feb 22 10:56:17 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 05:03 -0500, Benjy Grogan wrote:
> On 2/22/06, Avi Kivity <avi at> wrote:
>         Goede, J.W.R. de wrote:
>         >Talking about solutions and not problems I propose:
>         >-Fedora Extras (as is)
>         >-Fedora Patent Encumbered (better name) aka
>         > Debian non-US
>         >-Fedora Non Commercial
>         >-Fedora Non Free
>         >
>         >
>         We would also need
>         -Fedora for Non-Lawyers
>         for ordinary users. How is one supposed to figure out where to
>         look for
>         things, and what all these repositories mean? This should be
>         kept simple. 
> Is there a way of including proprietary drivers with the Fedora
> Project?  

since these drivers are rather "shakey" with respect to copyright law
(which is different than the traditional "US Patents" reason for not
including things) I would say "No."

In fact just about all other distros don't do these drivers either, or
not anymore.....

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