On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 03:47:00 (EDT), Fabian Greffrath wrote:

> Am 01.08.2010 23:25, schrieb Reinhard Tartler:
>> yes, there has been some movement behind the curtains, as you may have
>> noticed, mencoder is now in debian. For this reason, I've also uploaded
>> these three packages in the hope that they are processed soon.
> I have indeed seen that mencoder has been accepted into the archive and
> this is certainly great news. On the other hand, compared with
> heavy-weights as lame and xvid, I consider mencoder quite "harmless"
> beacuse it uses Debian's system libavcodec which already has most of its
> "critical" codecs disarmed. However, I'll keep my fingers crossed!

yeah, the technical details for mencoder was quite silly, but ftp-master
insisted on finding a general solution for the whole mess. it seems this
has been found now, at least that's how I understand it.

>> Details will probably be given In the talk "How We Can Be the Silver
>> Lining of the Cloud" by Eben Moglen on Wednesday.
> Judging from the abstract [1], this talk does not have too much to do
> with multimedia codecs but deals with privacy in the "cloud". However,
> as Felipe (congrats to your DD account!) already requested, please keep
> your fellows on the other side of the curtain informed. ;)

Sure! :-)

>> All in all, very promising stuff is going on!
> Cool, feels good to read this sentence about Debian from you (given how
> futile the mood was about one year ago when #522373 was filed.)

Stefano explicitly asked me to not follow up on #522373, I guess they
will want to answer it themselves. However, I personally don't expect a
quick response there.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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