On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 12:20 PM, Neal Gompa <ngomp...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 6:41 AM, Tom Callaway <tcall...@redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 01/30/2018 01:07 PM, Sérgio Basto wrote:
>>> someone asked in ask site [1]
>>> Can Fedora consider allowing the package "libmpeg2" into the Fedora
>>> family for the next release?
>> Patent situations are rarely as simple as they appear to be, but we are
>> investigating what we can do here.
> Any updates to the situation? The date has since passed, and even
> MPEG-LA has acknowledged MPEG-2's new patent-free situation[1].
> It'd be nice to have the ability to create DVDs within Fedora itself.
> [1]: http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/M2/Pages/PatentList.aspx

I am confident Fedora Legal will announce anything on this topic as
soon as they possibly can.  Asking about it 6 days after that patent
expired is both unrealistic and unhelpful.  Legal matters are very
complicated and take time.

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