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

Scripsit Nick Phillips <nwp@nz.lemon-computing.com>

> /me suggests that, in order to avoid inadvertantly becoming aware of a
> possible patent problem, we get spamassassin tuned up to class any list
> mail containing the word "patent" as spam and reject it...
> Am I joking? I'm not sure.

I think you are. Such a policy would mean that many actual license
texts could not be quoted on the list. It would be hard to explain
why APSL's you-lose-if-you-sue-us-over-any-patent clause is nonfree
if we can't even say the p-word during the argument.

Henning Makholm                        "Kurt er den eneste jeg kender der er
                           *dum* nok til at gå i *ring* på et jernbanespor."

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