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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] avifile ebuild requires divx4linux and win32codecs on x86
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 17:50:51
Message-Id: 200304241950.49504.pauldv@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] avifile ebuild requires divx4linux and win32codecs on x86 by Jon Lech Johansen
On Thursday 24 April 2003 19:17, Jon Lech Johansen wrote:
> From media-video/avifile/avifile-0.7.34.20030319.ebuild: > > x86? ( >=media-libs/divx4linux-20020418 > > >=media-libs/win32codecs-0.90 ) > > Requiring these is bad for two reasons: > > 1. Both divx4linux and win32codecs consist of closed source software. > > 2. win32codecs ebuild consists of WMP, QT and other codecs which are > downloaded from mplayer's website. AFAIK the mplayer team has not > obtained a redistribution license from either Microsoft or Apple, > which makes their distribution a violation of copyright law. Their > website is located in Hungary, which is a member state of WIPO (whose > treaties are the basis for most copyright laws around the world). > > Providing the win32codecs ebuild could be considered contributory > copyright infringement.
Maybe they should be marked RESTRICT="nomirror" Paul -- Paul de Vrieze Researcher Mail: pauldv@××××××.nl Homepage: http://www.devrieze.net

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Re: [gentoo-dev] avifile ebuild requires divx4linux and win32codecs on x86 Thomas de Grenier de Latour <degrenier@×××××××××××.fr>