--- Comment #2 from Bernard Johnson <bjohnson(a)symetrix.com> 2009-01-25 20:55:21
(In reply to comment #1)
The QUALCOMM license is essentially the SSLeay license:
I could have looked for ages and never found that! :)
but my non-lawyer
reading of the license is that this is independent of the copyright license, so
the software is Free where software patents do not apply (and thus suitable for
the free section here at RPM Fusion),
That was my interpretation as well.
Is this the only patent-encumbered code or is there other stuff (e.g.
compression/decompression) too? If it's the only patent-encumbered code, it may
be worth trying to ask spot about that patent license, to see if it's
acceptable for Fedora. (If you already did that, ignore this paragraph.)
My understanding of information that I've read about tivodecode is that it has
code that understands the MPEG program stream, but not the
compression/decompression. tivodecode works by undecrypting frames of MPEG
data from the program stream.
I had assumed that anything that was written to even understand the MPEG
program stream would be patent encumbered.
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