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Re: mpeg1 video license

On Sun, Oct 14, 2001 at 01:19:23PM +0200, Christian Marillat <marillat.christian@wanadoo.fr> wrote...
> Hi,
> rte is a video MPEG 1 and audio MPEG-1/2 Layer II encoder to encode
> stream from the V4L interface. rte enable a plugin in zapping a TV
> viewer for Gnome.
> After some discussion with James Troup, I don't know if this package
> should go in main or in non-free or never be packaged.
> rte itself is GPL.

The package itself is DFSG-free (because it's GPL) so it's NOT for non-free
From your description above, it doesn't seem to contain cryptop code,
so it's NOT for non-US.

The remaining question, before it can go into main: any silly patents or
legal risks?

Currently, MP3 encoders can't be packaged for Debian. But this is a MP*2*
encoder. Are they patent-polluted ?
	Oliver M. Bolzer

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