[FFmpeg-devel] GPL version matter

Måns Rullgård mans
Sun Jul 1 19:36:05 CEST 2007

Ismail D?nmez <ismail at pardus.org.tr> writes:

> 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.

Hasn't that expired by now?

M?ns Rullg?rd
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