[FFmpeg-devel] GPL version matter

Uoti Urpala uoti.urpala
Sun Jul 1 19:29:43 CEST 2007

On Sun, 2007-07-01 at 18:17 +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Uoti Urpala <uoti.urpala at pp1.inet.fi> writes:
> > 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.
> If they do in fact know the truth, they are certainly pretending
> otherwise.

No they aren't.

> > The GPL is not meant to exclude programs covered by patents.
> The text of the GPL seems to suggest otherwise.

Which part of the text do you interpret that way?

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