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

Vladimir Pantelic pan
Wed Jan 27 12:26:22 CET 2010

Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> 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.

Infringing patents knowingly is worse than unknowingly so people might
not want to know :)

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