First steps of the transition from Livna to RPM Fusion begins now for livna-devel users!

Richard Koerber rpmfusion at
Thu Oct 16 00:00:06 CEST 2008


>   * 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...

Best regards
Richard "Shred" Körber

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