How to handle non-free parts of a free software project

Bill Nottingham notting at
Tue Nov 12 22:25:18 UTC 2013

Manuel Faux (manuel.faux at said: 
> I want to give the option to manually download the file, if one accepts
> the non-free license of Oracle. Which file system path would be
> appropriate to be prepared for that file? I would not feel comfortable
> to add the file to add the file inside /usr/lib/jvm/... or something.

This came up tangentially in the OpenH264 discussions - if you're intending
to have mechanisms to automatically download non-free code to the system,
please check with FESCo on how you intend to do this and handle it.


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