mpeg encoder patents, Was: Bug#501190: ITP: moonlight
Holger Levsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Tuesday 07 October 2008 09:03, Robert Millan wrote:
>> Unclaimed patents are precisely the reason we don't have any MPEG encoders
>> in Debian (see http://techliberation.com/2006/05/11/mpeg-patent-thicket/).
> Wrong. We dont have mpeg encoders in Debian because those patents are being
Can you please backup that claim?
The best reference for patent enforcments I have is http://www.mpegla.com/news.cfm.
However none of those lawsuits are comparable to debian, becuase:
a) debian/spi is a non-profit organisation
b) debian does not sell hardware
I therefore don't think that we have any evidence that would backup your
claim. I asked ftp-master several time for clarification on this point,
however I have not been given ANY answer on this topic. If someone has
more details, please followup on  and/or .
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4