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

On Thu, Jan 30, 2003 at 02:42:23PM +1300, Nick Phillips wrote:
> It seems that what you are saying, then, is that we should completely 
> ignore any patent
> issues until and unless we are prompted to do so by holders claiming 
> that we are infringing.

I'm just quoting from an article I read, which was written by someone
who knows a lot more about patent law than I do.  I believe your
interpretation matches the general Debian position on patents.

(I do agree that the patent system is a bad joke, but it's a joke at our
expense ...)

Glenn Maynard

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