Re: GNOME-media on the road to 2.4.0

On Wed, 2003-08-13 at 14:21, Brian Cameron wrote:
> Iain:
> > > Right now the only thing that seems to be stopping this is the fact
> > > that the players are GPL'ed.  And the GPL seems to imply that 
> > > it is not acceptable to distribute GPL'ed code that is 
> > > encumbered by a non-royalty-free patent.
> > 
> > I might be missing the point, but as the apps aren't shipping with
> > patent encumbered code, then I don't see the problem.
> I suppose it is not a problem for some people that GNOME's multimedia
> apps can not support popular audiovideo format, but it would obviously
> be a problem for those people who had an interest in playing such
> files.  Especially frustrating if you own a license for playing the
> format and the only thing restricting you from using it is the GPL'ed
> nature of the player.
> In essence, though, you are right.  This is not really a problem to
> the players themselves, except perhaps an issue of adoption.  It means,
> I suppose, that people with an interest in playing such formats will
> find another player to use, perhaps one with a LGPL license.

Read again the e-mail Havoc sent you, and think before sending an
answer. You're only spreading misconceptions.

/Bastien Nocera

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