On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 6:39 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan
On Fri, 2017-09-29 at 11:54 -0400, Ben Rosser wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 9:36 AM, Morten W. Petersen <morphex(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > > They are. That is why I would recommand, nowdays, to use the Negativo
> > > repositories. The commands to use are described here:
> > >
> > > https://negativo17.org/nvidia-driver/
> > Well is this splintering of NVIDIA driver maintenance something that has
> > some good reasons or is it simply something like technical purism?
> As it says on the link, there are some differences between the way the
> two are packaged. However, one of the main reasons the negativo17
> repository has been popularized as an alternative is because of the
> new "third party repository policy" for Fedora, which allows editions
> to ship disabled third-party repositories dedicated more or less to a
> single package for easier auditing. The Workstation WG wanted to
> enable installation of the nvidia driver from inside GNOME Software
> directly, but the policy effectively prevents RPM Fusion as currently
> constituted from being included: hence the use of the negativo17
> repository as an alternative.
Both those seem to say that licensing for third-party repos must still
conform to Fedora standards, so I don't see how Negativo17 qualifies.
One of the requirements for non-free repositories is
"Users must be presented with clear information about Fedora
provided/Libre software vs Non-free/3rd party software. "
I'm not sure how to interpret that, but maybe a simple description of
what's going on and a license acceptance is enough?
Anyway I do feel a bit snubbed here, why do I have to jump through
all of these hoops to use an operating system of my choice, when
the card did cost ~140 EUR / ~160 USD 4 years ago, and is an
Thanks to my experience with Linux I knew to try a different
version branch of NVIDIA's driver when I got problems with Steam.
If I knew this back then, I could've bought a graphics card from a
I've played the proprietary / lock-in game myself with web site
development, but made damn sure the customers could make
use of their investment for a long time.
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