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phillip_fedora
15th October 2009, 06:49 AM
Hi All

Can any body tell me why Fedora doesn't supports non open source programm.? Thank u all.:)

ozjd
15th October 2009, 06:53 AM
Have a look at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview it might answer some of your questions.

phillip_fedora
15th October 2009, 07:12 AM
Have a look at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview it might answer some of your questions.

Thank u for the reply. But i din't find answr to my question in that site. My question is that why Fedora doesn’t provide any support for non open source programs that are really common among other users.
http://www.romow.com/computer-blog/the-linux-battle-ubuntu-vs-fedora/#comment-53108

Plz help me.

aleph
15th October 2009, 07:21 AM
Simply put, the Fedora community (and Red Hat) don't want to be sued to death.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ForbiddenItems
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/LicensingGuidelines

ozjd
15th October 2009, 07:22 AM
That site states clearly that Fedora supports the development of free alternatives. There is nothing stopping you installing non free programs if you wish.

What that blog may be suggesting is the use of licence encumbered things like mp3 playback. They are available if you go to RPMfusion.

What programs do you want?

phillip_fedora
15th October 2009, 08:03 AM
Thank u all.

giulix
15th October 2009, 09:16 AM
That site states clearly that Fedora supports the development of free alternatives. There is nothing stopping you installing non free programs if you wish.

What that blog may be suggesting is the use of licence encumbered things like mp3 playback. They are available if you go to RPMfusion.

What programs do you want?

In fact, I have a few non-open source programs installed on my Fedora laptop (Oracle client, Skype, TOra. etc.) and I have to say that they're very well supported. Of course, there maybe some programs that have to be tinkered a bit to work on Fedora. For example, to install the Oracle client, I had to insert Fedora as one of the supported platforms, even if it isn't, but it works perfectly. What kind of programs are you having problems with? If you state which ones exactly, someone may be able to help you...