|| ||Alberto Passalacqua <alberto.passalacqua-AT-tin.it>|
|| ||Michael Loeffler <michl-AT-novell.com>|
|| ||Re: non-oss software on our media?|
|| ||Fri, 26 Sep 2008 15:00:39 -0500|
> This would allow us to offer a user friendly end user licence agreement (EULA)
> and would remove the cause of bad press and angry users reading the EULA
> really carefully.
My understanding of the "bad press" and bad comments is a bit different.
Excluding the fact that the EULA is interpreted by who complained in the
wrong way, because they read in it what is not written (i.e. the
impossibility to use openSUSE for professional purposes, as written on
some of the "bad press"), the major complaint is related to the point of
the EULA concerning openSUSE redistribution due to the presence of
However, as I said in my answer to Alexey, I don't think Novell,
openSUSE and us should be influenced by "bad press" of doubt quality and
change what is a key point of openSUSE: offering also proprietary
software ready to go on the DVD.
Moving these packages to an online repository makes no difference from
downloading and installing them by hand. Adobe provides an RPM for Adobe
Reader, and Flash can be installed easily directly from firefox.
If it is really necessary, a warning pop-up and a checkbox during the
installation process to deselect automatically all the non-OSS software
seems enough to me.
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