Re: x264 for Debian
Mike Hommey <email@example.com> writes:
> On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 08:39:32PM -0500, Arc Riley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > I'm not saying the patent issue should be ignored. It just strikes me
>> > as silly to even start comparing Theora with H.264.
>> Certain graphic artists would say the same of GIMP vs Photoshop, or compare
>> their favorite music application with the numerous GNU/Linux offerings, or
>> even 3d Studio Max/Bryce/Poser/etc vs Blender.
>> There are free alternatives. They may or may not be considered
>> acceptable for specific applications, but this doesn't change that
>> proprietary software is proprietary and is, thus, not DFSG-free.
> For the sake of correctness, please stop linking H264 with
> "prioprietary". The fact is the software is *free* as in speech. It
> being patent encumbered doesn't make it proprietary. It still is
> free as in speech in those countries that don't have such patents.
The spec is also available free of charge.