MPEG LA extends fee free use of H.264
dr at jones.dk
Thu Aug 26 16:22:28 UTC 2010
On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 05:31:45PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 16:27:01 (CEST), Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 04:00:35PM +0200, Adrian Knoth wrote:
>>>Just a pointer for those who might be concerned:
>>> I don't know if, e.g. DC10 h264 video files on a server qualify as
>> Even if it does, it is still only free-from-fee, not
>So are the IETF RFCs, but we still use their implementations. I think
>you're missing the point here.
>Nobody is arguing here about using non-free software, but the ability
>to watch the debconf videos on mobile phones or iPads, etc., seems very
>neat to me.
>PS: we have a dfsg-free implementation of an h264 encoder currently in
I believe the issue raised is if it makes sense for Debian/Debconf to
*produce* actively-enforced patent-encumbered material.
Yes, I am aware this is patenting, not licensing.
Yes, it would be nice if the whole world was free, not only some
software on top of some hardware.
No, TTBOMK Debian do not *produce* any non-free RFCs even if we ship
some in non-free.
Yes, nobody is arguing about using non-free software. Not even me :-)
 Debconf and Debian are separate entities, although participants
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