[FFmpeg-devel] GPL version matter
Sun Jul 1 19:42:41 CEST 2007
On Sunday 01 July 2007 20:36:05 M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Ismail D?nmez <ismail at pardus.org.tr> writes:
> > On Sunday 01 July 2007 20:08:06 Uoti Urpala wrote:
> >> On Sun, 2007-07-01 at 17:31 +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> >> > Actually, I believe that is exactly what they want. They are
> >> > desperately holding on to the notion that by making patented
> >> > algorithms incompatible with the license, people will choose to
> >> > implement a different algorithm rather than use another license.
> >> > Of course reality is quite different from their utopian visions.
> >> Bullshit. The FSF is well aware that it's impossible in practice to
> >> write a program without violating a patent, and all programs are
> >> strictly speaking illegal in jurisdictions that allow software patents.
> >> The GPL is not meant to exclude programs covered by patents.
> > Indeed, most GUI programs violate the progressbar patent anyway.
> Hasn't that expired by now?
IBM has an excellent(!) patent on this  .
Perfect is the enemy of good
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