[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: mpeg encoder patents, Was: Bug#501190: ITP: moonlight

Reinhard Tartler <siretart@debian.org> writes:

> 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

Many recipients of Debian do meet one or both of those descriptions.

The DFSG require the works distributed in Debian be free for all
recipients of Debian, not just for the Debian project.

 \        “The restriction of knowledge to an elite group destroys the |
  `\                   spirit of society and leads to its intellectual |
_o__)                                impoverishment.” —Albert Einstein |
Ben Finney

Reply to: