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Re: Intent to Package: bladeenc 0.81

On Thu, Jul 01, 1999 at 02:32:03PM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 01, 1999 at 02:10:40PM -0400, Brian Ristuccia wrote:
> > Here's the contents of the copyright file I prepared:
> > 
> > It was downloaded from
> > <http://home.swipnet.se/~w-82625/encoder/source/bladeenc-081-src-stable.tar.gz>
> > 
> > Copyright:
> > 
> > BladeEnc is free software, distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public
> > License. See the file /usr/doc/copyright/LGPL, BladeEnc's homepage
> > <http://www.bladeenc.cjb.net> or <http://www.fsf.org/> for more details.
> Sorry, I mislabeled this as crypto, but even so, it's questionable and
> places Debian at risk, not just the developer.

How does the patented technology in bladeenc affect Debian more than the
patented technology in gimp-nonfree? Does some sort of universal grant of
rights apply to the LZW patent that is not present for the mp3 technology in
bladeenc? I'm confused about why it even belongs in non-us. 

If else wants to take the package, they're already a developer, and their
country doesn't have patent gestapo, I've put my .diff.gz file up at 


Brian Ristuccia

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