[Fedora-packaging] Inaccurate information about LiVES package
salsaman at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 22:31:56 UTC 2010
As far as I can recall it was part of a lengthy discussion I had with Diego
Biurrun several years ago. I don't have the email to hand any more. But the
gist was that libavcodec/libavformat no longer contained any hard coded
codecs, so it would be possible to build these libraries with just free
codecs (e.g. ogg/theora/vorbis).
Therefore, I would be interested to know - if one were to build
libavcodec/libavformat with all codecs disabled except for say,
ogg/theora/vorbis, would there still be a problem ?
On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 5:54 PM, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <
dominik at greysector.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday, 01 June 2010 at 17:11, salsaman wrote:
> > Please answer the question. I have been personally assured by
> > representatives of the mplayer developers that the ffmpeg code contains
> > patented code*. I spent over two years fighting to convince the debian
> > developers that this was true, until they finally accepted it.
> As far as I know (and I know many of them personally), none of MPlayer
> developers are lawyers, so even if one of them said that (which I seriously
> doubt), it doesn't "clear" anything. In other words, please tell us what
> was the exact question that you asked, what was the answer, and who
> it? Preferably by pointing to a post from a public mailing list.
> Fedora http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rathann
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