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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Nonfree packages on OBS
Flash is already in non-oss repo in openSUSE, so I don't see what is
the issue for it to be hosted twice in OBS.

The broadcom firmware openSUSE ships with a script to download it, why
not make this an package like pullin-flash-player?

Other distros already distribute the broadcom drivers. Does broadcom
really want users not to use their Linux driver?

Patent issues surround the multimedia packages, so what about:
pullin-nonbroken-multimedia? Packman hosts the packages with no
issues.

No the issues aren't legal, they are closed-minded thinking that just
because something is "open source" it's somehow "better."



On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 00:41, Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 12:38:07AM -0400, Joaquin Sosa wrote:
Seriously, who cares?

We do.

Flash and broadcom-wl (and the relevant firmware, too!) should be
included in the distribution by default.

The lawyers, and me, will disagree with you.

Likewise, the broken multimedia packages that ship with openSUSE
should be replaced by the working, yet somehow "forbidden" ones you
describe.

Again, to ignore the law is no defense, and totally childish.

greg k-h




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