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Re: MPlayer DFSG compatibility status

Gabucino <gabucino@mplayerhq.hu> writes:

> Glenn Maynard wrote:
>> One version of VirtualDub could read ASF files, and that was quickly removed.
>> That was back in 2000, and I just checked: the news entries appear to have
>> fallen off the site.
> There is a significant part to these patent enforcement stories: they all
> happen on Win32 platform. Microsoft has never enforced media patents on Linux
> market, as far as I know.

That's irrelevant if they actually own the patent: the goal is not to
avoid getting sued, it's to avoid breaking the law.

If you've found a violation of the DFSG in xine, please file a serious
bug against xine-ui or libxine1, as appropriate.


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