[packman] libdvdcss2

Manfred Tremmel manfred at links2linux.de
Sun May 4 01:09:44 CEST 2014

Am Samstag, 3. Mai 2014, 11:53:29 schrieb Lorenzo Porta:
> Il 02/05/2014 23:12, Malcolm ha scritto:
> > On Fri 02 May 2014 10:51:47 PM CDT, Manfred Tremmel wrote:
> >> Am Freitag, 2. Mai 2014, 13:44:28 schrieb Lorenzo:
> >>> Since my account on pmbs isn't being activated, I ask here if
> >>> someone
> >> 
> >>> can please add this package:
> >> No, in germany it's illegal to provide software that breaks copy
> >> protection systems. We do have libdvdcss on pmbs, but we can't
> >> provide in the download section.
> > 
> > Hi
> > I understand this, however aircrack-ng is also illegal in Germany
> > (according to
> > http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Build_Service_application_blacklist)
> > yet provided for building/downloading from packman?
> Exactly, why is libdvdcss different?

Good question, we had a long discussion in the past on the list here. 
The law is clear and I think it was agreement, not to endanger packman 
for a single package.
Before PMBS I've provided libdvdcss as NoSource-RPM without the binary 
packages and gave everyone advices to build it by PM (my own risk, not 
the one of the packman project), who asked me. It's no longer possible 
to add manual package entries into the packman site, so it's removed.
I don't know who decided to add aircrack-ng to the repository, but I'm 
not happy about the decission. I would remove it.

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