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Re: video codecs in HTML 5

Le samedi 24 mars 2007 à 09:29 +1100, Andrew Donnellan a écrit :
> On 3/24/07, Maik Merten <maikmerten@gmx.net> wrote:
> > Ignoring patents can be dangerous, though. If you get sued and the suing
> > party can prove you knew of those patents you can get punished even
> > harder AFAIK (IANAL!). In case of Debian vs. MPEG they could simply
> > point to the mailing lists where the various problems with patents were
> > discussed.
> But are the MPEG patentors *likely* to sue Debian?
> If Debian was sued over the MPEG patents, imagine what Slashdot and
> Digg would do to them - it wouldn't be great PR.

These people don't care about Slashdot, really.

Now, we should at least go on ignoring blatantly bogus patents, like
those on MP3/MPEG-4 decoding. As for encoding, it would probably require
a more careful reading of the patents before enabling it. Plus, we don't
need as many encoding stuff as decoding in the archive.

: :' :      We are debian.org. Lower your prices, surrender your code.
`. `'       We will add your hardware and software distinctiveness to
  `-        our own. Resistance is futile.

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