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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: VLC is non free?

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: VLC is non free?
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 11:17:49 +0930

On Wed, 2008-08-13 at 15:23 -0400, Danny Clark wrote:
> Benjamin Webb wrote:
> > 2008/8/4 Ivan Ivanov <address@hidden>:
> >> Hi!
> >>
> >> Can someone explain me, am I right?
> > 
> > Yes, it's patent issues. I've had the same problem as you, so I
> > created my own repo with the free stuff from multiverse. It's called
> > multistanza - . I would be
> > interested as to what people on the gnewsense team think of this idea.
> If the idea is to maintain things that are in Ubuntu multiverse but
> recompiled to support the philosophy of gNewSense, then that would make
> a lot of sense to me - specifically it looks like vlc can be compiled
> without mp3 support or support for other non-free codecs pretty easily.

Assuing brian is ok with it, the best thin to do would be write up
relevent gen-* scripts to recompile softwrae in multiverse so it can go
into gNS universe.

Karl Goetz <address@hidden>

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