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Re: MPlayer revisited

On Mon, Jun 13, 2005 at 10:59:41AM +0200, Måns Rullgård wrote:
> Sean Kellogg <skellogg@u.washington.edu> 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.

FYI: Debian provides libdts packages.


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