On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 1:21 PM, Josh Boyer <jwbo...@fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> 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.
>

I am aware of this. I elected to send the email because of three things:

1. Tom's response was on Feb 1, and it is now Feb 19 (18 days since his reply).
2. MPEG-LA made a change on their website about the patent situation.
3. It was nearly a week after the expiration.

I felt it was justified to reply and inquire as well as present the
new information.

I do not appreciate being chastised as if I'm being a troll.


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