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Re: Enabling and installing of "risky" ("patented") codecs - madeeasy




"Clint Adams" <schizo@debian.org> wrote in message 20071019182141.GA24115@scowler.net">news:20071019182141.GA24115@scowler.net...
On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 08:11:13PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
How about just using non-free for that? In the past, patented packages
like gif encoders have been hosted there, so why can't we just use them
for mpeg encoders as well?

I think you're thinking of non-us.

Please note though that non-us was hosted outside of the US, but was supposed to contain packages that were legal in the US, but simply could not be exported from the US (cypto software). Because of its name, people started putting other things there were not legal in the US, but that is very different than its original purpose.




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