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


I was thinking whether not to mail this at all, or to -curiosa or to Gunnar, 
but then, I think it's useful to spread the message how silly patents are...

On Tuesday 07 October 2008 21:13, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> For positive proof, I'd buy it - but we must remember logical
> fallacies can be derived from there. If wc > 1000, it surely violates
> a patent. If wc <= 1000, it might violate a patent anyway.

True. You can very well violate a patent with just one line:

ping -c 1 $host && echo host is up


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