Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Tue Sep 27 02:01:32 CDT 2005

On 9/26/05, Julien Olivier <julo at> wrote:
> I don't think it is legal to distribute flashplayer-mozilla and
> j2re1.4-mozilla-plugins. Is it ?
> However, about w32codecs and libdvdcss, it is legal to distribute them
> in most countries.
Nope, currently it is the other way round. Thats the reason we cannot
include these packages into multiverse although we'd really love to.
But if you know some lawyer who can give legal advice, we are pleased
to hear from him ;)

> So I guess, there could be a
> multiverse-multimedia-non-us package with w32codecs, libdvdcss2,
> gstreamer0.8-mad, gstreamer-faad, and I'd add gstreamer0.8-lame,
> gstreamer0.8-pitfdll and gstreamer0.8-a52dec.

We don't separate US from the rest of the world. This would need extra
overhead in the infrastructure for litte profit.


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