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Re: MP3 decoder packaged with XMMS

On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 05:34:45PM -0700, Michael K. Edwards wrote:
> If I were you I would be very, very cautious about inviting the SFLC
> to hang its first test case on my project.  I speak as someone with no
> legal qualifications but with a certain amount of research under my
> belt, including an eventually successful (after repeated office
> actions) patent filing (whose economic rights I do not now own) that
> certain uses of software in Debian probably infringes.  IANAL, TINLA,

So we're supposed to take the word of a self-professed collaborator with the
current illegitimate patent regime, over the word of someone who works for
an organization dedicated to fighting this threat to intellectual freedom?

Why would we do that?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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