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Re: [gNewSense-users] Mplayer-plugin

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Mplayer-plugin
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 13:48:27 +1030
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Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Brian Brazil wrote:
>>> GIven gNS's reluctance to include iffy media formats, it might not
>>> ever make it into gNS.
>> I wasn't aware of any media formats that we have explicitly removed.
>> Brian
> I'm confused on this.  I've heard some people say gnewsense is supposed
> to reject all patented formats (even when there's a freely licensed
> implementation), but there's definitely still patent-infringing code.  I
> think perhaps people just noticed the removal of multiverse and thought
> that was largely due to patent issues.
> Matthew Flaschen

No software of any size is patent free (including Linux, OGG and
mplayer). AFAIK what happens with patents re gNewSense isn't decided,
but one thought i saw around was removing things with /enforced/ patents.

Karl Goetz
User of gNewSense: Free as in Freedom -
Australian Ubuntu users team -
User of Debian, The Universal Operating System -

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