[packagekit] Handling of License Prompts

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 13:02:47 PDT 2007

On 11/09/2007, Andreas <tradiaz at yahoo.de> wrote:
> Proprietary software is in special repos even on OpenSuSE afaik.
> Just ask the user when adding the repository.
> Proprietary software is unwanted by most user and should be handled
> accordingly. By integrating a _common_ way to install this software you
> encourage this kind of software and imply that it is common and
> acceptable.

Andreas, I hate proprietary software too, unfortunately it's an evil
some people and companies can't live without.

> I think it should be abolished and thus handled as an exception.
> In a strictly clinical view I'd say if this is the only kind of signal
> that requires user interaction you should probably leave it out. It can
> be handled differently, too (asking when adding the repository to the
> list).

I don't like it, but I don't think we should ignore it if there is a
semi-acceptable technical solution.


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