[maemo-community] Council Meeting

From: robert bauer nybauer at gmail.com
Date: Wed Apr 18 20:30:42 EEST 2012
On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 1:17 PM, Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:

> On 04/17/2012 01:31 PM, Quim Gil wrote:
>> I sent a first question to the Nokia legal team and I got a first
>> answer. They need to know the exact list of packages, with a special
>> attention of any proprietary binary coming from third parties.
> Forgot to say that I asked already Soumya Bijjal and Niels about those
> lists.
> A starting point:
> Harmattan:
> http://harmattan-dev.nokia.**com/stable/harmattan/beta3_vs_**
> final_content_comparison.html<http://harmattan-dev.nokia.com/stable/harmattan/beta3_vs_final_content_comparison.html>
> Fremantle:
> http://repository.maemo.org/**stable/fremantle/maemo5.0_**
> update6_vs_maemo5.0_update7_**content_comparison.html<http://repository.maemo.org/stable/fremantle/maemo5.0_update6_vs_maemo5.0_update7_content_comparison.html>
> Diablo:
> http://repository.maemo.org/**stable/diablo/4.1.1_vs_4.1.2_**
> content_comparison.html<http://repository.maemo.org/stable/diablo/4.1.1_vs_4.1.2_content_comparison.html>
> Chinook:
> http://repository.maemo.org/**stable/chinook/4.0_vs_4.0.1_**
> content_comparison.html<http://repository.maemo.org/stable/chinook/4.0_vs_4.0.1_content_comparison.html>
> I have asked them whether all those packages are REQUIRED  for an OBS
> target.
> The open source package are irrelevant since they can be "re-hosted" and
> redistributed already now.
> Then we have the proprietary packages. All they appear as 'Nokia binaries'
> but in fact some of those my have a non-Nokia copyright. This is what
> Soumya will need to parse i order to find the 3rd party proprietary
> binaries.
> From a legal point of view Nokia and non-Nokia binaries are two totally
> different categories since Nokia cannot grant any permissions for the
> latter on its own.
> If there are 3rd party binaries that are required to build OBS targets
> then I will go back to my point of how worth it is to change the current
> situation given that there is no actual risk anybody could point to on
> Nokia pulling hosting & funds for the servers where that software is
> currently hosted. As explained in the IRC meeting, changing the terms for
> the Nokia binaries without a strong business reason is already complex. I
> expect convincing legal teams in other companies under the same arguments
> to be even more complicated.
Thanks for the lists.  Sure, if it turns out there are 3rd party binaries
needed for an OBS target, then let's pause the process and discuss the

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