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Re: The Multimedia Question



Max Spevack wrote:

6) Acknowledge that just because something is illegal in the US, it isn't illegal everywhere in the world. Help people use Fedora, remix Fedora, and redistribute Fedora, in ways that are Legal for them and acceptable to Red Hat as the legal entity that controls Fedora.

Interesting and relevant:/

"In this article, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes points out why he keeps giving money to Microsoft and Apple despite the clear advantages of Linux: the scary legalese dialogs you have to click through <http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/entdev/article.php/3689726> to install codecs for common multimedia formats. Quoting: 'Despite strong points that go far beyond price, Linux falls short when it comes to legally supporting file formats such as MP3, WMA/WMV and DVDs.' He talks about using Ubuntu and booting up Totem Movie Player, only to be confronted with a burst of legalese about what a hardened criminal he'll be if he uses Totem without a license. This problem is 'a deal breaker' for him."/

http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/07/07/19/1527247.shtml

Thought I'd mention it (even though many have probably already seen it)

   -Mike


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