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Re: Bug#176267: ITP: mplayer -- Mplayer is a full-featured audioand video player for UN*X like systems

On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 03:43:24AM -0500, Don Armstrong wrote:
> 2) inform debian-legal (and/or the DD's in general) about any patents
> that mplayer may or may not be infringing upon so an informed decision
> can be made.

Is this particularly good advice?  It's my understanding that the best
(only) way to minimize patent liability short of hiring a lawyer is to
avoid knowing anything about potentially relevant patents entirely.

Glenn Maynard

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