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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [PATCH] gnu: Add ungoogled-chromium.

From: Giovanni Biscuolo
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [PATCH] gnu: Add ungoogled-chromium.
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:22:03 +0100

Hello all,

I really appreciate the efforts of everyone involved in checking
possible FSDG issues in Guix ungoogled-chromium, seriuosly

anyway I find this thread is way too long to be useful in addressing
FSDG issues in that package, so they can be **tacked** and 
**referenced** properly

I humbly invite anyone finding _specific_ issues to file a bug to
address@hidden, as I did myself here (forwarding one behalf of Luke

this will be my last message in this thread

Marius Bakke <address@hidden> writes:


>> ;; Note:
>> "use_openh264=false"
>> "rtc_use_h264=false"
> I'm not an expert, so I'll defer judgement on this topic to someone more
> knowledgeable.  My understanding is that the OpenH264 library in use is
> sufficiently free.  Is that incorrect?

disclaimer: I'm not an expert and not at all knowledgeable :-)

but there's no need for an expert here: the link in the above note
substantially explains that H264 [1] is patent encumbered (thus not
patent-free), anyway GNU FSDG clearly states

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
we don't generally ask free system distributions to exclude software
because of possible threats from patents.
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

nonetheless, OpenH264 is free software, so I don't see any FSDG issue in
distributing it

all above said, I do not see FSDG issues in using H264 


P.S.: I'm _not_ implying that patents are not a seriuos issue, but that
discussion is OT here :-S

[1] sorry to note the onviuos: it's a video compression format, not a
software (the software is OpenH264)

Giovanni Biscuolo

Xelera IT Infrastructures

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