[FFmpeg-devel] GPL version matter

Uoti Urpala uoti.urpala
Sun Jul 1 19:08:06 CEST 2007

On Sun, 2007-07-01 at 17:31 +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Actually, I believe that is exactly what they want.  They are
> desperately holding on to the notion that by making patented
> algorithms incompatible with the license, people will choose to
> implement a different algorithm rather than use another license.
> Of course reality is quite different from their utopian visions.

Bullshit. The FSF is well aware that it's impossible in practice to
write a program without violating a patent, and all programs are
strictly speaking illegal in jurisdictions that allow software patents.
The GPL is not meant to exclude programs covered by patents.

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