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


On Tuesday 07 October 2008 16:44, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>  - packages in 'patented' must fulfill the requirements of the dfsg

I dont think we should support the obsolete, useless & wrong patent system by 
doing this.

Also, something must patented in which / how many of the 160 juristrictions on 
this planet (to apply for this category)? 

Is (hearsay of) a patent claim enough or does it have to be court proven?

Remeber the progress bar patent?

This is a road to nowhere.


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