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Re: OpenDivX license

On Tue, Jan 23, 2001 at 08:01:27PM +0100, Davide Puricelli wrote:
> 1. You may use the Codec (and any Larger Work created by you) to
> create Encoded Content, and may use, copy, distribute, display and
> transmit that Encoded Content, provided that Encoded Content may not
> be used for direct commercialization, without written permission of
> Project Mayo. 

Hideously non-free. Very ugly, too.

> 6. Any Codec or Larger Works created by you must conform to the
> MPEG-4 Video Standard.

And again.

> 7. You must receive prior express written permission from Project
> Mayo before you use the names "DivX;-)", "DivX" or "Project Mayo" (or
> any names incorporating those names) or the file extensions ".divx"
> or ".div" to promote or endorse products derived from the Codec,
> including, but not limited to Larger Works.

I'm not sure what they're trying to restrict with the file extensions.
File extensions don't promote stuff; they identify it. If they're
trying to stop us from using *.divx or *.div, that's a non-free use
restriction, too.

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
Recovering from a hard drive "crash" - website down

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