post-install media formats wizard
dmutters at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 17:37:41 GMT 2006
On Wednesday 22 February 2006 09:18 am, Murray Cumming wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 11:41 -0300, Santiago Roza wrote:
> > reaplayer doesn't need to *sell* codecs, i repeat most of them are
> > free/gratis (but not free/libre).
> > but we still can't link those binary codecs to totem, because totem is
> > gpl licensed, and the gpl doesn't allow linking to non-free packages
> > (unless the authors make an exception).
> The Totem project hereby grant permission for non-gpl compatible GStreamer
> plugins to be used and distributed together with GStreamer and Totem. This
> permission are above and beyond the permissions granted by the GPL license
> Totem is covered by.
That seems pretty clear to me. I think that this would go a LONG way to
"un-breaking" Totem in the minds of the average, "just make my stuff play!"
Are there any lawyers on this list? Does anybody know of one who would like
I think that we're kind-of "kicking a dead horse" until we get somebody in
here who has some professional knowledge of copyright and patent law.
Personally, I strongly agree that we need to have at least an option to
install some non-free codecs on Ubuntu without having to go through
Synaptic/apt-get and universe/multiverse to get them. It's just too
complicated for the average user. It's too complicated for many Linux/power
users. Unfortunately, until we get a lawyer in here to validate/throw out
some of our ideas, we really shouldn't be arguing over what text to include
(although ideas are always welcome, IMHO).
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