[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add configure option to disable patent-encumbered code

Reinhard Tartler siretart
Wed Jan 27 07:37:23 CET 2010

On Mi, Jan 27, 2010 at 05:17:53 (CET), compn wrote:

> On Wed, 27 Jan 2010 02:21:07 +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>This patch is not usefull as it is as it disables everything.
>>Not everything is patent encumbered thus it also causes
>>a false impression.
> unrelated... someone asked if you had the list of patents that
> theora may be infringing upon?
> anyone remember such a list? if there is no list then please ignore
> this mail. and do not bring the theora patent flame here either.

What would be related and probably very helpful for this discussion was
a list of patents, including owners/holders and expiration dates in US
and EU, that are being _actively enforced_ for selected important user
groups of ffmpeg.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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