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Re: Debian and Patents (was: Re: RFS: packagekit)

2010/8/31 Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. <bss@iguanasuicide.net>:
> I thought the patent encumbered software was banned from the repos due to
> legal risk to SPI.  I get my ffmpeg and mp3 stuff from the debian-multimedia
> repositories which, while good, are not official.

apt-cache policy libmad0 ffmpeg
apt-cache show libmad0 ffmpeg

pravi@savannah:~$ apt-cache policy libmad0 ffmpeg
  Installed: 0.15.1b-5
  Candidate: 0.15.1b-5
  Version table:
 *** 0.15.1b-5 0
        500 http://ftp.de.debian.org sid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 4:0.5.2-3
  Version table:
     4:0.6-2 0
        101 http://ftp.de.debian.org experimental/main Packages
     4:0.5.2-3 0
        500 http://ftp.de.debian.org sid/main Packages

It is in debian main. I was surprised to see even wmv/wma playing out
of the box with squeeze.

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