Re: MP3 decoders' non-freeness
At 08:49 PM 8/5/02 -0400, Joe Drew wrote:
On Tue, 2002-07-23 at 14:49, Joe Drew wrote:
> Has there been any resolution of this issue? Is it safe to close these
It seems there has been no resolution, but this is an issue we cannot
afford to ignore.
Why? Honestly, we won't be the first to get sued - no blood from a turnip,
and all that. If and when Thompson tries to enforce its claims on Free
operating systems, then we worry. But worrying about every little patent
that _may_ cover what we're working on is just too limiting.