Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 20:28:34 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 9:23 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 2:58 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2013-11-01 at 14:22 -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
>>> > - What about watching films, listening to music? I think it is a basic
>>> > requirement for students (at least for me).
>>> >
>>> > Maybe we should add a that a student should be able to play videos and
>>> > listen to music. It should be easy to install required codes
>>> > (free/nonfree/patente) if they are available in the repositories (yes, I
>>> > mean rpmfusion)
>>> This would require approval beyond the WG, as it goes against Fedora's
>>> policies.  Note, I am not saying you are incorrect, just that it's a
>>> conversation to be had elsewhere first.
>> Ensuring that it's possible/easy to install plugins from third party
>> repositories when appropriate if those third party repositories are
>> defined is not, I don't believe, against any policies, or we could not
>> have the automatic codec installation mechanisms in Totem and Rhythmbox.
>> (Which, as I read it, is the kind of thing this comment was about).
> The codec search only works if you have repositories configured that
> have packages that match the Provides (as far as I understand).
> Fedora policy says that we do not promote or install such
> repositories.  This is the "don't talk about RPMFusion" rule.

And I still think this kind of "censorship" is a bit to paranoid but IANAL.

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