[gst-devel] ASF licensing issues?
gstdbg at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 8 09:40:38 CET 2007
It appears even more complex than what I initially
I indeed need to seek some legal advice!
Thank you for your reply!
--- Michael Smith <msmith at fluendo.com> wrote:
> There are, I believe, some claims of patents on
> parts of ASF. You'd be
> best served by consulting a patent lawyer on the
> details of this, and
> whether the claims affect playback.
> However, regardless of that, I've never seen an ASF
> stream that doesn't
> contain _at least_ Windows Media Audio or Windows
> Media Video.
> Those formats are most certainly not possible to
> legally play back for
> free in large parts of the world (again, of course,
> you may need to
> consult a patent lawyer to determine the
> applicability of these patents
> to your jurisdiction and uses), so the legal status
> of ASF alone isn't
> really all that important.
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