[FFmpeg-devel] GPL version matter

Ismail Dönmez ismail
Sun Jul 1 19:13:01 CEST 2007

On Sunday 01 July 2007 20:08:06 Uoti Urpala wrote:
> 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.

Indeed, most GUI programs violate the progressbar patent anyway.


Perfect is the enemy of good
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