On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 1:21 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 12:20 PM, Neal Gompa
> On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 6:41 AM, Tom Callaway <tcallawa(a)redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 01/30/2018 01:07 PM, Sérgio Basto wrote:
>>> someone asked in ask site 
>>> Can Fedora consider allowing the package "libmpeg2" into the
>>> family for the next release?
>> Patent situations are rarely as simple as they appear to be, but we are
>> investigating what we can do here.
> Any updates to the situation? The date has since passed, and even
> MPEG-LA has acknowledged MPEG-2's new patent-free situation.
> It'd be nice to have the ability to create DVDs within Fedora itself.
> : http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/M2/Pages/PatentList.aspx
I am confident Fedora Legal will announce anything on this topic as
soon as they possibly can. Asking about it 6 days after that patent
expired is both unrealistic and unhelpful. Legal matters are very
complicated and take time.
I am aware of this. I elected to send the email because of three things:
1. Tom's response was on Feb 1, and it is now Feb 19 (18 days since his reply).
2. MPEG-LA made a change on their website about the patent situation.
3. It was nearly a week after the expiration.
I felt it was justified to reply and inquire as well as present the
I do not appreciate being chastised as if I'm being a troll.
真実はいつも一つ！/ Always, there's only one truth!