Le samedi 24 mars 2007 à 09:29 +1100, Andrew Donnellan a écrit : > On 3/24/07, Maik Merten <email@example.com> 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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