VideoLAN future threatened.


Folding Team
It would appear that developers of videoLAN are the latest to suffer from software patent rules.

VideoLAN is seriously threatened by software patents due to the numerous patented techniques it implements and uses. Also threatened are the many libraries and projects which VLC is built upon, like FFmpeg, and the other fellow Free And Open Source software multimedia players, which include MPlayer, xine, Freevo, MythTV, gstreamer.


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Folding Team
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Yeah large companys that feel threatend by FREE better products are buying up patents on everything. :( They also have influence over laws being made that help them stop open source projects.