* having libdvdcvs in one of our repos could lead to projects or
cooperation's not to mention or link to us. That's not limited to Fedora
or Red Hat; also some journalists and howto-writers will also chose to
*not* mention RPM Fusion and thus not link to us, as it might be to
dangerous in some countries
I can just endorse that...
For me as an author of a German Fedora blog, I am always having mixed emotions
about Livna. On the one hand, it's undoubtedly an important repository for
Fedora. On the other hand, I am not allowed to mention it because this could
indirectly be illegal advertising for a copy protection remover, which can be
punished with up to one year of prison in Germany. I know that other German
Fedora authors are thinking the same about that. Livna is "that certain
repository" with sweet content, but also with a bad smell.
I also offer a web service where changes in yum repositories are constantly
tracked. I always wished to add Livna, but I didn't because of the same legal
I see it that way: You have put a lot of effort on RPMfusion. You already
offer a lot of packages that are important and also legal for non-commercial
distribution. RPMfusion will be, without any doubt, the most important 3rd
party repository for Fedora.
It would be sad to waste all this great work because of just a single package.
It would be stupid to give away all that free advertising in wikis and blogs
and magazines, just to keep that single package. After all, libdvdcss is just
a "rpm -ivh http://someotherserver"
command away, for those people who really
want to have it.
Just my 2cc...
Richard "Shred" Körber