Re: provide an own non-oss DVD / include non-oss on BD
On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:38:20PM +0200, Elmar Stellnberger wrote:
> What about a non-oss DVD or a non-oss repo on BD?
>I believe a complete set of packages will be of high value either for
>installing or working offline. Although apt supports offline software
>retrieval it can be very arduous to transport every desired piece of
>software with sth. like an USB stick to the destination especially for
>a computer out of reach of a direct internet connection. I believe
>the sense of a BD or a DVD set is in having such a complete set of
>software handy everywhere.
> Although we do normally suffice with oss, non-oss can as well be
>essential f.i. for the graphics driver or device firmware. Moreover
>the contrib section does not really make sense without non-oss.
Sorry, not doable and not something I care about spending time on. The
packages in the non-free archive have a wide variety of different
licenses on them, including some that potentially prohibit putting
them on a CD.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com
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