Totem any time soon?

Sam Morris sam at
Tue Feb 21 21:11:13 GMT 2006

George Farris wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-21-02 at 15:31 -0300, Santiago Roza wrote:
>> On 2/21/06, Joao Inacio <jcinacio at> wrote:
>>> Sorry for the harsh words, but from my user POV, totem and gstreamer
>>> could be the best software in the world, and they still would suck
>>> badly.
>> you're confusing backend issues with frontend issues, and both of them
>> with legal issues...
>> first of all, the backend/frontend distinction:
>> second, the legal issues:
> Yes this is surprising isn't it.  Please do read about the legal issues
> it's important that people understand this correctly.  There is nothing
> wrong with Totem, it works great and is getting better all the time.
> The problem is with restricted formats.  
> If you think that the license issue is wrong and you are going to ignore
> it anyway, just remember that the same types of laws that restrict the
> content these codecs play are also the same laws that give the GPL it's
> power....

Well hold on, we shouldn't be confusing patents and copyrights. :)

Sam Morris

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