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gstreamer decoders (HTML5 video and H.264 patents)

Feb 01, 2010, 17:33 (1 Talkback[s])

"Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 5:51 PM

"To: QandA

"Subject: Free and Open Source implementations of MPEG-4 Visual?

"Hello.

"I read through the FAQ and can't find out if Free and Open Source developers and products need to license the MPEG-LA patents for MPEG-4 Visual. It was alleged (http://lwn.net/Articles/370985/) in a comment that royalties are only necessary for products sold, not for free products. Is this correct? Could you please comment on the licensing options for Free (e.g. GPL) and open source implementations of MPEG-4 Visual, specifically h.264? What about downstream users/developers/distributors of Free and open source software?

"I'll post your reply to the above comment list when I've received it.

"Thank you very much,"

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