Bug 20978 - License to accept in installer talks about MP3 license which has expired
Summary: License to accept in installer talks about MP3 license which has expired
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installer (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal normal
Target Milestone: Mageia 6
Assignee: Mageia tools maintainers
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Reported: 2017-05-30 10:23 CEST by José Jorge
Modified: 2017-05-31 09:13 CEST (History)
2 users (show)

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Source RPM: drakx-installer-stage2
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Description José Jorge 2017-05-30 10:23:54 CEST
When language is selected, at the end of the license text, it gives the example of MP3 licensing, at least in portuguese. This paragraph should be removed as MP3 is now patent free.
Comment 1 Marja van Waes 2017-05-30 22:03:17 CEST
Thanks for spotting this.

Assuming the text you're referring to is this text:

http://gitweb.mageia.org/software/drakx/tree/perl-install/messages.pm#n101 :

sub warning_about_patents() {
N("Warning: Free Software may not necessarily be patent free, and some Free
Software included may be covered by patents in your country. For example, the
MP3 decoders included may require a license for further usage (see
http://www.mp3licensing.com for more details). If you are unsure if a patent
may be applicable to you, check your local laws.");
}



I don't think the above paragraph should be removed, but instead the MP3 example should be replaced with a better one.
Comment 2 José Jorge 2017-05-30 22:10:19 CEST
(In reply to Marja van Waes from comment #1)

> I don't think the above paragraph should be removed, but instead the MP3
> example should be replaced with a better one.

Agreed. Maybe we could mention 'tainted' and HEVC in the example :

("Warning: Free Software may not necessarily be patent free, and some Free
Software included IN THE TAINTED REPOSITORY may be covered by patents in your country. For example, 

the HEVC decoders included may require a license for further usage (see http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/HEVC/Pages/PatentList.aspx 

for more details). If you are unsure if a patent
may be applicable to you, check your local laws.")
Comment 3 Rémi Verschelde 2017-05-31 09:13:53 CEST
I think it's better not to give any example nor URL, and just mention that some software in tainted may be covered by patents, telling people to refer to the documentation of each tainted package. So e.g.:

("Warning: Free Software may not necessarily be patent free, and some Free
Software included in the TAINTED repository may be covered by patents in your country. Check the documentation of the tainted packages you want to install to assess if they would be patented under your local laws.")

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