Import plans for freshrpms packages; please review!

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
Fri Oct 17 19:32:29 CEST 2008

On 17.10.2008 11:29, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Matthias Saou wrote:
>>> rar
>>> -> import
>> Beware, this is a proprietary shareware.
> Since we already have unrar which is almost free software (weird license) and 
> which does the most important thing: unpacking rar files, I'm not in favor of 
> importing this just for the sake of having it, so unless someone really wants 
> to I think we should drop this. Having this only serves to promote creating rar 
> files, which is not something we want to do IMHO. I know this is rpmfusion ont 
> Fedora, still there is nothing wrong with promoting openness here :)

Just to be sure we are all in line: We don't differentiate the different 
  levels of "non-free" in the nonfree repo, hence shareware like rar in 
generals is something we would accept there, correct?

But sure, if no one wants to maintain the rar package then let's just 
drop it. :-)


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