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PLF, the story of a third-party repository like no other for Mandriva

Speaker(s) : Michael Scherer
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 14h40 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi C

The presentation

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PLF is a set of programs for the Mandriva distribution, distributed separately for licensing reasons of mainly legal matters (patents, DMCA, etc.).

During the presentation, I plan to address the following topics :

  • process and workflow in a classical binary distribution (actually Mandriva)
  • issues raised by patents, DMCA, etc. regarding free software
  • a history of the PLF, its creation and its goals
  • issues raised by third party reporitories for a distribution
  • collaboration strategy with the base distribution

The speaker

User of libre systems since 2002, Michael Scherer is a long time contributor to Mandriva Linux. On his spare time, he keeps spending time on attempting to break his servers or fixing others’ on IRC.

Another conference by the same speaker at LSM 2010:
- Comparing the Free Software ecosystem to the proprietary model