[CentOS-devel] LiveCD development

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Thu May 7 00:01:17 UTC 2009


Ned Slider wrote:
> Presumably they make them available to anyone with a RHN subscription 
> otherwise why would the channel exist,

yup! but most people who get that far have paid something for the 
access, so if Red Hat were to take on some cost for the packages, it 
would / could be offset against that.

> I don't know what else is in Supplementary so can't comment on that, but 
> my guess is it's mostly closed source binary distributables (eg, Acrobat 
> Reader, flash-plugin, RealPlayer, Java? etc) that RH can't ship as part 
> of a fully open source distro.

That is also my understanding. Licensing issues. There was a long thread 
about this when the Sun guys came around talking about CentOS doing a 
Sun's built rpm set in the Extras/ pkgs. I guess most of that would 
still be relevant. We could revisit if required though. Or if the 
situation has changed enough. I feel in the specific case of Java, 
openjdk address's much of whats needed.

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