Re: release notes: first draft

Hi again,

On 3/7/06, Alan Cox <alan lxorguk ukuu org uk> wrote:
> 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."

  Fine by me, you've got way more experience explaining those issues by me :)

  Thanks for the rewrite and clarifications,



Edward Hervey
Junior developer / Fluendo S.L.

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