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Re: [opensuse] The state of openSUSE
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 22:26:18 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060723202618.GF3548@xxxxxxx>
> > The situation is somewhat different for Novell. It's a company, and
> > it's located in the US, where it only takes some idiot to put his cat
> > into a microwave oven to sue the business that sells it.
> > Novell just doesn't want to take the risk of getting sued.
> And here in Europe we do not have Software Patents, that makes it much
> easier for us. A free implementation of a videocodec which is patented
> in US, is no problem in Germany, so it's legal here. SUSE want's to
> sell the boxes all over the world, so they have to take care of all
> laws arround the countries they sell the boxes.

Please just use and advocate OGG Vorbis/ OGG Theora.

Ciao, Marcus

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