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Re: Could someone clarify this...

On Sat, 30 Jun 2007, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> > My understanding is that Debian declares a work non-free if a holder
> > of a software idea patent is *actively enforcing* a patent that covers
> > the work, such that Debian cannot distrigute the work as free
> > software.
> Is there a known case where a holder actively enforces a patent that
> covers MPEG-4 video encoding? I am asking, because x264 has been
> removed out of the Debian archive and there are video codecs
> disabled in Debian's FFMPEG...

Search for "MPEG LA patent litigation", for starters.

Don Armstrong

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