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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Nonfree packages on OBS
  • From: Adrian Schröter <adrian@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 07:35:30 +0200
  • Message-id: <1866969.OhDEAnDPbc@scherben>
Am Freitag, 26. August 2011, 00:51:30 schrieb Joaquin Sosa:
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

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

In this particular case it is not that broadcom can sue us. But when we make
it easy that users violate the GPL, we could loose the right to ship
any GPL code in future.


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

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

greg k-h
Adrian Schroeter
SUSE Linux Products GmbH
email: adrian@xxxxxxx

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