Re: release notes: first draft

On Maw, 2006-03-07 at 14:50 +0000, Edward Hervey wrote:
>   "Gstreamer 0.10 will also give users the possibility to use, where
> patents apply, multimedia plugins distributed by 3rd party vendors to
> offer support for licensed codecs for which no legal plugins are
> available."
>   Does that make more clear the *freedom of choice* offered to users ?

Thats confusing for other reasons "for which no legal plugins are
available"... (if so how is anyone distributing them)"

How about

"A small number of countries permit patents on software and algorithms.
This may prevent the distribution or use of some open source plugins in
these countries. The GNOME project is strongly opposed to these harmful
patent policies but also recognizes that it is important for users to be
able to make choices. Therefore Gstreamer 0.10 permits users in these
countries to install third-party non-free codecs when open source
plugins are not available. The GNOME 2.14 distribution does not itself
contain these non-free components."

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