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

From: Benjamin Webb
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Re: VLC is non free?
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 12:40:18 +0100

2008/8/14 Karl Goetz <address@hidden>:
> 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.
> kk
> --
> Karl Goetz <address@hidden>

This would be a great idea. The repo I created is just a quck hack as
I haven't got anything better. If we could get these audio packages
into gnewsense universe, that would be great.

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