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Freedom Issue #3278

[mesa] Software patent avoidance

gap - 5 months ago - . Updated 5 months ago.

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unconfirmed
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bug
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Description

I believe the latest version of mesa has new Meson options to add/remove support for patented codecs at build-time:
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/-/blob/main/meson_options.txt

In general, has an effort been made to avoid patented codecs system-wide, or should I open a new ticket tracking this progress?

I think we might also need help from the FSF legal team to sort out issues relating to exactly what is patented and what is libre (ie. the patents are expired, or sometimes only cover encoding/decoding but not both).

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#1

Updated by nona 5 months ago

gap: you keep creating bug reports on things which should (at most) be on the forum, not the bug tracker

#2

Updated by gap 5 months ago

Are you sure?
I've only been reporting things that have precedent for being issues in the past.

If I'm in the wrong I'll be happy to move the discussions to the forum.

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