Locale problem

Santiago Erquicia santiago_erquicia at yahoo.com.ar
Thu Sep 23 01:06:22 UTC 2004

I don't know exactly if it would be possible to redistribute it as a
normal deb package.

This is an extract of the EULA
(http://www.skype.com/company/legal/eula/index.html point 1):
"(b) You are allowed to redistribute the Software, under the conditions
that you (i) do not modify the Software; (ii) do not remove any
proprietary notices from the Software; (iii) notify Skype in writing via
email to distribution at skype.net of your intentions to promote or
distribute the Skype software; (iv) clearly indicate that the Software
originates from Skype and use the links and graphics as published and
indicated on www.skype.com/go/redistribution and, if published on a
website, include a link to www.skype.com and a link to the download
location of the Software; (v) constantly monitor www.skype.com in order
to ensure that you are distributing the latest stable version; and (vi)
do not distribute the Software for any (commercial) gain, including but
not limited to including the Software in any commercial software bundle.
However, the publishers of computer magazines for end users are allowed
to distribute the Software for free with their magazines, provided that
they meet with all aforementioned conditions."

The last FAQ (http://www.skype.com/help/faq/linux.html) says that you
can "redistribute" it but really means that you can provide a link in
your website to automatically download it from their server.

Here http://www.skype.com/products/skype/linux/ they provide packages
for Suse, Fedora, Mandrake, and also tarballs statically or not
compiled.  I use the dynamically compiled tarball and I don't know of
any debian package.  Somewhere in the FAQ they say that it was
successfully tested in Debian/Unstable.  I don't know if it is actually
done by them or the community.

I guess you would need to contact them at distribution at skype.net to see
if it would be possible.

I think it would be great to have it in one repository because it is
cross platform (windows, linux, and mac), the sound is really great, and
it does work with most of the firewalls (house routers/firewalls) by
routing through other users.

Hope it clarifies something ;-)


On Thu, 2004-09-23 at 00:40 +0100, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> Is Skype packaged at all? I'd like it to be in universe if we're allowed 
> to. Santiago, could you point James at a package of it if one exists?
> Santiago Erquicia wrote:
> >On Wed, 2004-09-15 at 20:38 -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 06:28:13PM -0500, Santiago Erquicia wrote:
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>>I just installed Skype and when I try to start it, it does but all the
> >>>strings appear in Chinese or some other language like that.
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>What is Skype and where did it come from?
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Skype is a new cross platform program (based on QT) to have voice
> >conversation.  See www.skype.com
> >
> >The program doesn't come with this distribution, but I have never had
> >that problem before using Fedora.
> >
> >  
> >
> >>>If I run locale as my user this is what appears:
> >>>LC_ALL=
> >>>
> >>>Is that right?  How can I change this?
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>Yes, that is correct; you should not need to change it unless you have very
> >>specific requirements.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >OK.  I guess I already changed it :) How can I go back?  Should I select
> >None as the default locale?
> >
> >  
> >
> >>-- 
> >> - mdz
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >
> >  
> >
> -- 
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> http://www.markshuttleworth.com/
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