Re: new mplayer 1.0pre7try2 package
>mplayer has had an explicit warning from upstream that it's patented;
The proposed tarball for Debian has stuff excised left and right in
order to guarantee legality. Just check that the patented stuff was
Alternatively, I would be quite happy with the response "We just can't
trust mplayer's upstream enough to include mplayer; we suspect them of
having done something underhanded and including illegal code we haven't
>has an explicit document in its packaging indiciating it's okay.
Ahhhh, the "I stripped the patented parts" comment in
All right. Sorry!
So, we have a solid summary, which could be a FAQ answer:
mplayer should go in if it links to the ffmpeg library in Debian, and its
own copies of any mp3 and AAC encoding stuff are removed. Right?
Likewise xvidcap, I presume?
And rte, as was already stated? (And sorry for not giving credit to Joerg
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