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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] who removed steam from games: and why?
  • From: Stephan Kulow <coolo@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:49:58 +0100
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On 08.01.2013 14:10, Adrian Schröter wrote:
Am Dienstag, 8. Januar 2013, 13:53:19 schrieb Michal Vyskocil:
On Mon, Jan 07, 2013 at 06:46:23PM +0300, Dmitriy Perlow wrote:
Mathias Homann <Mathias.Homann@xxxxxxxxxxxx> писал(а) в своём письме
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:41:18 +0300:


why was steam removed from games?


As I know steam is shipped as binary only. Does OBS policy allow
building such packages?

The question is if Valve allows a redistribution of their binary or not.
In later case, it has to be done like openSUSE:Factory fetchmsttfonts,
which downloads things after installation and have all files marked as
%ghost enabling the rpm -e.

since it needs to be available during build time, it is more like some binary
only package in openSUSE:Factory:NonFree.

It can be hosted there, but the legal questions has to be clarified first.

To make this more explicit: openSUSE:Factory:NonFree is for software
that is not open source, but *perfectly* legit to distribute (for and its mirrors worldwide).

Greetings, Stephan

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