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Re: Does mplayer has PATENT problems that stop it from going into debian?

On Mon, 26 May 2003, Dariush Pietrzak wrote:
> Does mplayer has patent problems that stop it from going into debian?

mplayer may or may not have patent problems, but they are not what is
stopping it from going into Debian.

Please read the threads starting at [1] [2] for more information on
why mplayer is currently not in debian.

Don Armstrong
1: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2003/debian-devel-200301/msg01676.html
2: http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/debian-legal-200301/msg00168.html
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but
won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
 -- Bill Vaughan


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