[arch-dev-public] Moonlight in Arch Linux

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 12:53:01 EST 2009

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 11:48 AM, Daniel Isenmann
<daniel.isenmann at gmx.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Dec 2009 18:28:01 +0100
> Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>> On Tue, 22 Dec 2009 11:12:30 -0600, Aaron Griffin
>> <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>> However, isn't there some legal issues with Moonlight? I saw
>> >>> recently that Microsoft "pledged" not to sue Moonlight users....
>> >>
>> >> There are no issues as software patents do not exist for us. :P
>> >
>> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ForbiddenItems#Moonlight
>> Moonlight is licensed under the GPL. Who cares what patent problems it
>> might have in the US?
>> Of course this plugin is quite useless anyway (only works with
>> firefox and those few sites using silverlight only seem to support
>> the microsoft implementation). But I am fine with it if Daniel wants
>> to maintain it.
> Pierre is right on this point. It's distributed under GNU LGPL and the
> MIT X11 licenses. It's compiled against ffmpeg to support more codecs.

To be clear, GPL and other license cover copyright. This is about
patents. (Those stupid, stupid software patents).

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