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Re: [Cooker] Some questions about Mandriva

Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 14:33 +0100, Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> Only Free (as in speech) software can be in the main distribution (in
>> the release, updates, testing and backports media) and if there are any
>> other important applications (e.g. nvidia/ati drivers, ipw daemons and
>> firmware etc.) then they go into non-free media. This way it is very
>> easy to know how Free the distro on the whole is and to give yourself a
>> fully Free install just by ignoring the relevant media.
> Bad and confusing terminology.
> a 'media' is, technically speaking, the representation of a repository
> on a particular system, but I try and avoid the term entirely of late as
> people generally don't understand it.

Yup, it's a fair cop guv' My words are not flowing today ;)



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