Bug#678795: task-desktop: Flash support should pull in browser-plugin-lightspark

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Jun 27 13:11:34 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 03:04:23PM +0200, Per Olofsson wrote:
> This argument assumes that there are valid patents on H.264 held by the
> MPEG-LA. According to <http://www.debian.org/legal/patent>, Debian will
> not knowingly distribute software encumbered by patents. Since Debian is
> distributing H.264 encoders and decoders, that must mean that we are not
> aware of any patents. If you are aware of patents on H.264, then you
> should probably discuss it with patents at debian.org and not publicly.
> In any case, if you don't think Iceweasel should support H.264, then why
> support H.264 through a Flash plugin in default installs? Why should
> some software in Debian support H.264 but not Iceweasel's <video> tag?
> Seems inconsistent to me.

Debian has H.264 support in anything in main?  I can't think of anything.

non-free sure, and deb-multimedia.org, but debian main?

Len Sorensen

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