[Linux-aus] FTA circumvention devices

Jan Schmidt thaytan at mad.scientist.com
Fri Mar 5 18:17:01 UTC 2004

<quote who="Anthony Towns">
> On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 04:49:32PM +1100, Jan Schmidt wrote:
> > > I don't honestly believe you think we have nothing to worry about.  I
> > > think your points are well-meaning, but I don't want any of my friends
> > > to go through a trial and risk gaol time to demonstrate it 8(
> > No, I don't believe that. I was trying on the argument mainly because I'm
> > currently writing DVD playback software, and I'd hate to be your friend going
> > through a trial and risking gaol time.
> Is it open source software, or are you planning on selling this software
> in any way?
> Specific examples with live demos and budgets are probably more persuasive
> than hypotheticals if we're trying to make sure this ends up okay...

Specifically, the DVD playback components for GStreamer, which is the
multimedia framework for the Gnome desktop. It's LGPL.

My budget is my time, my motivation is the ability to watch the movies I

Of course, people _do_ sell Gnome, so there's the prospect of _someone_
trying to make money from my software.

Jan Schmidt                                  thaytan at mad.scientist.com

Have you been half-asleep? Have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name...
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