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Re: OT: Media format patents and commercial installations



On Fri, May 26, 2006 at 08:00:47AM +1000, David Timms wrote:
> I am interested in building FC5 based installations for commercial sale. 
> One of the requirements is the capability to play back media of as many 
> types as possible (eg using mplayer/xine/vlc). While Fedora core/extras 
> can't contain patent encumbered nor non-open source software, in general 
> terms is there anything to stop me selling such a box ?
> 
> eg. for mpeg2 / 4 playback I could use the various libraries available. 
> Does anyone know if other parties have been able to negotiate with the 
> patent holders (I guess MPEG) individual licenses for linux machines ? 

Yes, I had been in contact with MPEGLA in a previous contract
assignment.

> Is it hideously expensive ?

The costs are minimal. The pain is in the burocracy.
-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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