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

Loïc Minier <lool@dooz.org> writes:

>  Perhaps instead of trying to come with a hierarchical classification,
>  we should simply expose what we know about patents and any other
>  distribution issue in a machine readable way.
>  What a bout a debian/distribution or debian/copyright2 file which would
>  expose patents information?  e.g.:
>     Country: fr
>     Patent numbers: 1234, 5678
>     Distribution-allowed: no
>     Usage-allowed: yes
>     Risk of prosecution[company, gvt, non-profit]: yes
>     Risk of prosecution[user]: no
>  etc.

I would be very uncomfortable trying to fill out something that specific.
It looks remarkably like legal advice that I'm not qualified to give or

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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