Justin Mason wrote:
>Niall Walsh writes:
>>>>Tell videolan about the lack of software patents in Europe. From
>>www.videolan.org (French based free project) regarding their latest release:
>>>>"NOTE: This release doesn't include DTS audio decoding support. DTS Inc.
>>claims that distributing this software with DTS decoding capabilities is a
>>violation of their patent EP 864 146. At DTS Inc. request, we decided, as a
>>precautionary measure, to provisionally suspend the distribution of VLC with
>>DTS decoding capabilities while reviewing DTS Inc. claim. This is not an
>>acknowledgement of the validity of the claim."
>>>>>>>Strange. No US patents listed?
>>>No but at
you can see the relevant US software patent abstract (US5956674 (A1))
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!