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Re: [opensuse] The state of openSUSE
  • From: Thomas Hertweck <Thomas.Hertweck@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 11:21:04 +0100
  • Message-id: <44C1FC10.1060203@xxxxxx>

Pascal Bleser wrote:
> [...]
> It's not possible, because most community repositories (at least Packman
> and mine) contain packages that Novell cannot link to, for legal reasons
> (e.g. packages like lame, mad, ...). Well, actually, it's for potential
> patent infringement problems (not copyright issues).
>
> Yes, even *linking* or referencing the Packman or guru (or whatever)
> repository is a potential problem for Novell.

If it's a problem for Novell to provide a simple link to your repository
(or the packman repository), why are you allowed to publish the packages
mentioned above? Because you're not a company?

Cheers,
Th.

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