H.264 in Fedora 17!

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 06:42:02 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:58 AM, Simo Sorce <simo at redhat.com> wrote:
> [...]
> In the US instead patents have their root in a specific constitutional
> provision that says that this kind of monopoly can only be granted if it
> promotes innovation, this means there is no specific ban on software
> patents but given they arguably do not promote innovation they should
> naturally not be allowed, now you just need to wait for the US Congress
> to realize the Constitution tells them they cannot allow patents that do
> not promote innovation, good luck with that :)

Unfortunately that does not matter ... what matters is who is sending
the most bribes..^W donations. The software patent supporters send
more of them so they win.
Unless the supreme court does its job and tell them to stop (which it
had many chances to do and refused).

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