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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Ubuntu universe
  • From: Stephan Kulow <coolo@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:35:34 +0200
  • Message-id: <201004261035.35326.coolo@xxxxxxx>
Am Montag 26 April 2010 schrieb Pau Garcia i Quiles:
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Adrian Schröter <adrian@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Am Samstag, 24. April 2010 11:24:28 schrieb Pau Garcia i Quiles:

Why is the 'universe' repository for Ubuntu not available in OBS?

bascially for time and legal reasons. It contains packages which are
considered to be at least problematic by Novell legal and I don't
have time to review them.

No, you are wrong.

Packages with may pose legal trouble are in *multiverse* not in universe.

The only reason Ubuntu splits Debian's 'main' in 'main' and 'universe'
is Canonical supports packages in Ubuntu 'main' but does not support
packages in Ubuntu 'universe'. That's all. From a legal point of view,
both 'main' and 'universe' are 100% clean.

The problem is that Debian's view on legally clean is not exactly Novell's -
and it seems Ubunut's view is closer to Novell's than to Debian's.

Greetings, Stephan
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