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Subject: Re: Signing off.

Re: Signing off.

From: Björn Stenberg <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
Date: 2006-03-14

Bluechip wrote:
> How about the legalitites of including an unlicensed MP3 codec?

As I'm sure you are aware, our MP3 codec is licensed under GPL which we respect fully. Hence, no unlicensed MP3 codec.

If you are referring to patents, we have repeatedly acknowledged that this may become a thorny (and, frankly, repulsive) issue. For the present though, software patents are illegal in Europe and thus for the time being we are in the clear. [If you or anyone else wants to debate software patents, please create a new thread.]

> Or the legal issues with the copyrighted material which is reproduced
> without express written concent.

Specifics, please? (In a new thread)

> Or the use of trademarked names for plugins.

Specifics, please? (In a new thread)

> The big-3 (ala Rockbox.org) have claimed that their
> choice on anonimity is based in legal issues.

And as I have said, the real name policy is not affected by opinions regarding its' legal relevance. That's a straw man. I also do not debate legal opinions on this list.

Finally: Can you *please* do like everyone else and just tell us when you think you've found a problem, without drenching it in melodrama and innuendo? This is a developer list, not Tinfoils Anonymous.

-- 
Björn
Received on Tue Mar 14 14:00:40 2006

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