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:Hi! Just a pointer for those who might be concerned: http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/MPEG-LA-extends-fee-free-use-of-H-264-1067246.htmlInteresting.I don't know if, e.g. DC10 h264 video files on a server qualify as "streaming".Even if it does, it is still only free-from-fee, not free-as-in-speech.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 NEW.
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 :-) - Jonas Debconf and Debian are separate entities, although participants overlap.
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