[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb
Wed Nov 3 11:53:03 CET 2010


On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 11:40:34PM +0200, Felipe Contreras wrote :
> No. It's their own specific circumstances that allows them to use
> FFmpeg. Fedora has taken a stance against software that can be patent
> encumbered. Neither Ubuntu, Google, and VLC have any philosophical
> issues with patented codecs, so they can use FFmpeg just fine.
How can Fedora run at all when menus, double-click and most part of UIs
are patented?

Moreover, patents in what country?
The main VLC distribution is done by VideoLAN, which is French, which
has to follow French law.
How can you account about our "philosophical" ideas, without even
discussing to us?

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
+33 672 704 734

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