Re: MPlayer DFSG compatibility status
On Tuesday, Oct 7, 2003, at 20:53 US/Eastern, Brian T. Sniffen wrote:
That's irrelevant if they actually own the patent: the goal is not to
avoid getting sued, it's to avoid breaking the law.
With the number of software patents out there, if the goal is not to
break the law (instead of not to be sued), I suggest the following
command on master:
# rm -Rf /
If the patent is actively being enforced, we should certainly not
distribute something that violates it. Otherwise, we tend to just
ignore the patent.