Re: MPlayer revisited
Sean Kellogg <email@example.com> writes:
> My understanding is that the opposition to software patents has
> engendered a belief that ANY risk is too great. For political
> reasons, this may be the right course of action. However, from a
> legal perspective, if I were advising a client I would look at the
> benefits and risks of the issue. Has a software patent ever been
> enforced against a Linux distriubtion? If it has, what were the
> results? (I'm guess nothing more that a cease and dissist order).
Not a Linux distribution, but the ECP in France was scared by DTS Inc
into taking libdts/libdca offline. The threat: an invalid patent,
nonetheless granted by the EPO.