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Re: Software that can't be packaged

On Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 04:20:14PM +0100, Dariush Pietrzak wrote:
> > You can download the package and read the license and then think and
> > judge about it by yourself.
> IANAL, i don't know what to look at.
> It would be so much easier if it was stated what the actual problem is.

Well, you could speak to Christian Marillat, who maintains the
unofficial packages.

As I understand it, the major problem is that most of mplayer's
interesting decoders use code which is encumbered; primarily by
licenses, possibly by patents. So it's mostly not distributable.


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