[ubuntu-za] Maverick too much promoting non-free? (was: DRM and software licensing )

David Rubin drubin at ubuntu.com
Wed Oct 6 12:19:00 BST 2010

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM, Helge Reikeras
<helge.reikeras at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Quintin
> Just out of curiosity, exactly why do think the tick box is more of a
> problem than the software center?
> I think we might have to swallow our pride in this case, and regard it as a
> means to an end; improving the user experience and growing the market share
> for Linux. I think Ubuntu is aiming for somewhere in between Debian and
> Mint. The difficulty of consuming media in formats requring "non-free"
> codecs is likely the most common user complaint with Ubuntu.

As tumbleweed has previously said on this list. These "non-free"
formats do not effect us in RSA so we shouldn't worry to much about

> Regards,
> Helge
> On 06/10/2010 11:51, Quintin van Rooyen wrote:
> When you install Maverick, there is a tick box in the installer itself
> asking if you want to install the codecs.
> See a screenshot here
> :http://g33q.co.za/2010/09/19/impressions-ubuntu-10-10-maverick-meerkat-beta-with-screenshots/
> (shameless blog punt.)
> That is good enough IMO.
> Regards
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