simple build system for personal repos?

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Mon Feb 8 22:40:15 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-02-08 at 23:27 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > Well, yes, of course. Also, our non-existent system would have free
> > ponies for everyone.
> The OBS source code has been released under a Free Software license, so in 
> principle we should be able to just set it up. Of course, in practice we'd 
> have to come up with the infrastructure and deal with the inevitable 
> question of how to prevent packagers from starting to offer MP3 plugins and 
> similar stuff in their personal repos due to either negligence (failure to 
> audit the source code) or ignorance (unawareness of the policies). (I think 
> this is the main reason why the KoPeR proposal went nowhere.)

Right, I was actually wondering about that the other day. How do Novell
deal with it? Surely even they don't have a patent grant for every
patent in the world that extends to anything anyone might choose to run
through OBS...
Adam Williamson
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