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

Måns Rullgård mans
Wed Jan 27 13:26:45 CET 2010

Vladimir Pantelic <pan at nt.tu-darmstadt.de> writes:

> 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 :)

What about when you know you're infringing but don't know what?

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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