Linked by Christian Paratschek on Thu 27th May 2004 16:00 UTC
Fedora Core So, there it is, the highly anticipated second release of Fedora Core. Again, I wanted to wait for a few days for things to calm down,and again, I couldn't resist updating my production system within two days after the release. Well, I'm just a Linux junkie, i guess...
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you are confused
by Anonymous on Thu 27th May 2004 19:23 UTC

"Anybody got any reason why Fedora doesn't have MPlayer or Audacity in the distribution discs??? I really like these programs over some of the choices in Core 2. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe these programs are GPL'd so with the room on the fourth disc, why not add them."

gpl is copyright. it doesnt invalidate a patent for the software unless the patent owner permits it be used under gpl code.

mp3 and dvd codes have patent right in them. no amount of free implementations can work around that. had the older rpms. you can rebuild them if there is no mplayer rpm for fedora core 2