[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: libdca

Måns Rullgård mru
Sun Apr 17 18:07:20 CEST 2005

Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:

> 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.

What about kldp.net?  It's a Korean sourceforge-like site.  AFAIK,
Korea doesn't have software patents, so it could be safe.  IANAL.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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