Re: MPlayer revisited
"Kevin B. McCarty" <kmccarty@Princeton.EDU> wrote:
> This seems like a potentially bad idea, actually. I certainly can't
> cite specific laws, but I seem to recall from similar discussions that
> if a patent holder can prove a patent was violated in full knowledge of
> the violation, he is entitled to triple damages.
Law student Sean Kellogg disputed that popular legend on this list
in February 2005. Because I don't live in "home of the brave, land
of the legal fee" I don't know who to believe.
> In the course of
> researching patents possibly violated by MPlayer, one would surely
> uncover the presence of the same patents in code already in Debian --
> the already-mentioned Xine, Avifile, etc.
Does not knowing about a bug make it any less of a bug?
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