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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.

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