[opensource] New idea for supporting open source group and philosophy, but I need help...

Jim Dinan dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
Sun May 20 12:24:25 EDT 2007

Does OpenCD have the installers for these apps or are they portable
(http://portableapps.com/)?  One way to promote open source would be to
hand out portable app CDs so people can use them right there in the
computer lab.


Peter Dietz wrote:
> The OpenCD is almost exactly what Bryan is talking about, but I think a
> custom OSU OSS edition is what is intended. That could be pretty cool.
> Since we have a bunch of old ubuntu cds and cases, we could stuff the
> old case with the latest  copy of ubuntu that we've burned, and also put
> in our own OSU Open CD.
> If anyone is curious as to why VLC media player is not included in The
> OpenCD, you might want to read their comment page on it.
> http://www.theopencd.org/NewPrograms/VideoLAN-VLC
> <http://www.theopencd.org/NewPrograms/VideoLAN-VLC>
> {for those too lazy to follow}
> RolandDeschain           VLC needs a new installer that can download the
> DVD library as an optional extra.
> HenrikOmma           Yes, or at the very least it needs to be
> re-packaged without deCSS with a new installer. This should be fairly
> simple (I've done some NSIS stuff recently).
> ChrisGray           As we've said above, all we need is a version sans
> deCSS.

James Dinan <dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu>

Dept Computer Science and Engineering
      The Ohio State University

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