[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: libdca (was Re: Patent Infrigement)

Diego Biurrun diego
Sun Apr 17 17:50:46 CEST 2005

On Sun, Apr 17, 2005 at 10:41:01AM +0200, Attila Kinali wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 11:39:34 +0200
> Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> wrote:
> > Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > > 
> > > So what's the solution going to be?
> > > 
> > Start hosting it in every eu country and see how they will have fun
> > sending C&D all over spending money just to discover the target moves
> > faster than their letters?
> > Their patent looks illegal and I'm not sure how much they are confident
> > if it comes verify it.
> That's just stupid. After the second time you've been dragged to
> curt you will not easily get of with a "i didn't know there was a patent"
> anymore but will be sued for knowingly breaking the law. Or in
> short: This isn't going to work this way.
> The only thing we can do is either invalidate the patent or
> prevent software patents from getting trough the EU parliament.

There is still the problem that we wish to have DTS decoding now and
giving in to patent threats is a bad thing strategically.  IOW, we need
to find a place to host libdca, at all cost.


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