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Re: Red Hat's "Cowardice" against Software Patents



On 4/13/06, Bill Crawford <billcrawford1970 gmail com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 April 2006 22:22, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
>
> > What is it with the zeolots on this list, anyway?  No contact with reality
> > at *all*...
> > --
> >               <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>
>
>  ... thus disproving the claim that all americans do not understand irony ;)
>
>  Eric, you *should* go talk to Fraunhöfer, among others. Although it certainly
> would be cool for Red Hat (and/or others) to negotiate too. However as has
> been mentioned several times, what is really needed is complete freedom, and
> as such this negotiation (or at least the initial approach) does seem more
> appropriate for a non-commercial representative (well, not a corporate one).

And of the encoder too... a free player is only of marginal use
without a free encoder. Unless we are to think that free software
users should be content to only consume content.


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