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Canonical explains Ubuntu unfree video choice

May 07, 2010, 15:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)

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"The H reported that Canonical director of business development Chris Kenyon said it has licenses to redistribute other open- and closed-source software, too. 'Like Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Fluendo, RealPlayer, DVD players and other proprietary software, we have a direct re-distribution agreement for H.264,' Kenyon said.

"That doesn't mean, though, that all PCs with Ubuntu pre-installed are covered by Canonical's H.264 license. 'The vendor may have opted not to include it', Kenyon said, as the PC maker decides what additional software and codecs they want included on the machine."

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