On 01/10/2017 12:43 AM, Martin Pluskal wrote:
On Mon, 2017-01-09 at 15:06 +0100, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2017-01-09 14:51, Karl Cheng wrote:
On 8 January 2017 at 15:04, Simon Lees email@example.com wrote:
Thats not entirely true.
%package non_oss_opt Recommends: gst-fluendo-mp3 Recommends: unrar
AFAIK there shouldn't be any more legal issues with MP3 decoding (or soon enough anyway). I'd imagine a fair few people would have existing MP3 files that they'd like to play.
Why "few people"? I expect a majority of users to have or use mp3.
That mp3 decoder is the only one that the Fluendo company offers for free. The rest you have to buy.
As for unrar, surely there are OSS alternatives for it? I believe unar can deal with RAR files, though the command line options are different.
unrar is the free alternative. Freeware, actually. The RAR code is copyrighted.
I am not sure that you understand what "free software" means ...
To clarify in this case we are talking about open software rather then free software. The non-oss repo contains software that openSUSE can legally distribute but that isn't licensed under an acceptable open source license, the clauses in the unrar license are an example of something that is free as in "beer" but not free as in free/open software as there are restrictions on how the code can be used that are deemed unacceptable by someone who decides these things.