Re: mpeg encoder patents, Was: Bug#501190: ITP: moonlight
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Do you see a particular problem with requiring that?
> Yes. I think main should remain self contained. This is the
> same reason we have a contrib section -- packages in contrib can not be
> built with the software contained in main.
Depending on the requirements of ftp-master, which *seem* to think that
non-free were inappropriate for this kind of packages, my proposal tries
to address that by introducing a new archive section.
I am aware that this is against our current technical policy. If my
proposal indeed adresses the concerns correct and we can implement it
technically, we'd need to adjust the policy as well.
> I do not see why we should change this invariant to pander to
> software patents.
I also think we should just ship an unmodified ffmpeg in 'main' and be
done with it. So does upstream. Obviously ftp-master disagrees, see
debian/README.Debian in the current ffmpeg source package.
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4