<a_e>"MPlayer is available under the GNU General Public License version 2. It is not available under any other licensing terms, not even for substantial amounts of money. If you have questions about the GNU GPL, consult the GPL FAQ. "
<civodul>or do you know about the status of mplayer?
<jxself>In that case most of the stuff in FFmpeg can be turned on then.
<a_e>Seriously, I understood that the official gnu and fsf position is since that virtually everything is patented, we are forced to not care about patents, unless there are lawsuits and so on?
<a_e>So far, in any case, we did not expend major efforts in packaging patented codecs.
<jxself>I think the FSF has a multi-pronged position: On one, push to eliminate software patents entirely. On the second, promote the use of things that don't have these issues until (or unless) the first prong is successful.
<jxself>But there's probably a third, which is that people do need free programs to do the things that they need to do, even if that involves reading a Microsoft Word file in LibreOffice or a FAT-formatted disk in GNOME>
<a_e>But does not tell us exactly what to do with respect to our distribution.
<jxself>In the FSDG they leave the patent decision up to the distro.
<jxself>And plays no role in the endorsement criteria.
<jxself>But, at the very least, libvpx and libopus would be good to have, yes.
<a_e>Yes, to have the non-patented ones first would be good.
<sirgazil>By the way, I'm a gNewSense and Trisquel contributor. I can help with graphics, documentation, localization, and some Python scripting. I hope I can help the project in the future (or right now if there is anything I can do).