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Re: Software patents and Debian

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Bas Wijnen wrote:

> The question was if that is indeed the way Debian does these things.  And
> in
> particular, people do get sued for using the mpeg4 codec, IIUC.  So does
> that
> mean we would at least consider it non-free?  Or not distributable at all?

Non-distributable.  If people are actually getting sued for using it. 
(Well, until and unless one of those people wins their suit by getting the
patent invalidated, of course.)

Nathanael Nerode  <neroden@fastmail.fm>

Bush admitted to violating FISA and said he was proud of it.
So why isn't he in prison yet?...

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