Re: Reasons for not including MPlayer in main repository?
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On 10/14/2010 07:01 AM, Stefan Parviainen wrote: > On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 02:43:15PM +0400, Peter Lemenkov wrote: >> 2010/10/14 Stefan Parviainen <pafcu@xxxxxx>: >> >>> The main issue nowadays is probably patents. Apparently support for some >>> formats can not be included without breaking some patents. Does anyone >>> on this list have an idea which formats are problematic from the point >>> of view of the Fedora project? Would removing support for these formats >>> make it possible to include a stripped version of mplayer in the Fedora >>> repositories? >> >> Removal of "patented" codecs from mplayer renders it almost completely >> useless. I'd rather to stay with rpmfusion package. > > Sure, "almost". I'd rather view free/unencumbered formats using software from the > main repos. If you need support for other formats (I don't*) then you > should use the rpmfusion version. But the question was not what "[you]'d rather" > do, but what obstacles prevent mplayer from being included in Fedora proper. > > *assuming Ogg Vorbis/Theora are considered patent-free. I cannot provide you a list of formats that are problematic. The problem with mplayer is that it is structured in such a way that is not modular, at least not in a way that we could in Fedora package support for known safe formats, such as Ogg Vorbis/Theora, without conflicting with an rpmfusion package that contains potentially problematic formats. ~spot _______________________________________________ legal mailing list legal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/legal
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