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Re: [opensuse] feedback on SuSE10.0RC1 from a former gentoo'er
  • From: Martin Sommer <msommer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 14:59:43 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0510041458050.11255@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 4 Oct 2005, houghi wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 02:40:59PM +0200, Martin Sommer wrote:
> > On Tue, 4 Oct 2005, Daniel Bertolo wrote:
> >
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > If that is illegal because I could capture the video stream and TVtime
> > > would not add that Macrovision stuff to my video file, that would mean
> > > that any TV application is illegal which is able to capture a stream on
> > > SVIDEO or Composite.
> > >
> > > So, now my question: What exactly has to be done in order to build a
> > > legal DVD player for Linux?
> > >
> >
> > Not much: You need only:
> >
> > - convince all developers of the xine project (>30) that they change the
> > xine license from GPL to LGPL or BSD (use alternatively the mplayer or
> > the ogle project or write one from scratch)) to be able to link against
> > the proprietary CSS stuff
>
> Won't it be possible to write a binary that others can interact with? e.g.
> I make a closed source libdvdcss2?
>
> About the prices, I have seen DVD players on DVD's. Do they all pay that
> much?

If they want to be completely legal: yes. But I doubt that each DVD player
which is available, is completely legal. PowerDVD and WinDVD definitely
are as you can imagine.

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