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Re: congratulations to our ftp-master team

On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 11:08:52AM +0100, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > But it is not doing a great job with processing a few old uploads.  I
> > consider it a problem that no decision have been taken on the few
> > really old uploads (xvidcap, rte, mplayer). 
> One of the FTP masters (I forgot who) once said that the best way to
> help get mplayer into the archive would be to present an overview of
> the patent situation surrounding MPEG and the like. ffmpeg has such
> an overview in README.patents, which might serve as a good basis, as
> the core library code of mplayer, ffmpeg and xvidcap is identical.
> (libavcodec/libavformat)

That would have been me:


With the additional note that I now know the answer of [6], and iirc, it
isn't even this thread, but an earlier one or two threads on the subject
ago. Oh well.

Mr. Ray has made an unofficial overview page at [1].

Anyway, there was no noteable response to my mail at all, specifically,
I cannot remember any mail to myself or to ftpmaster with insights on
the patent matter and/or efforts to simply drop it from mplayer (it
seemed as if those were not really needed at all for its function? At
least then the re-inclusion of it can be discussed later, while the
less-controversion bits are in the archive...).


[1] http://people.debian.org/~mjr/legal/mplayer.html

Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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