AcrobatReader: A bug or intentionally?
mdy at canonical.com
Sat Jun 2 19:06:19 UTC 2007
On Friday 25 May 2007 08:55:05 Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Malcolm Yates wrote:
> ( just conveniently
> > forgetting restricted and multiverse for the time being )
> But Acrobat Reader is in multiverse in edgy
> (http://packages.ubuntu.com/edgy/text/acroread) and previous.
> > we do not give away
> > products that would otherwise be charged for )
> Some people charge a lot of money for GNU/Linux ;)
> > In the case of Adobe, we have no such agreements, and so their products
> > are not included in any repository that Canonical has jurisdiction over.
> Are you implying that distributing Acrobat Reader in the earlier
> multiverse repositories is/was illegal? If so, why don't you remove them?
Technically, we do not have a redistribution agreement with Adobe for Acrobat,
and the licence is restrictive - I have spoken with Adobe just this week ...
Expect the situation to change soon, and maybe even Flash too.
> Matt Flaschen
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