Fwd: looking for phonon gstreamer maintainer

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Mon Oct 7 13:36:17 BST 2013

On 04 Oct, Daniel Vrátil wrote :
> in Fedora we have a big interest in keeping phonon-gstreamer alive, namely 
> because we can't ship phonon-vlc due to legal issues (you know, US company, 
> software patents and what not...) and our users would not probably be very 

This is a bit untrue, tbh and at the limit of FUD.

libVLC and libVLCcore are not more patent-encumbered than

VLC, phonon-VLC and libVLC are based on modules loaded at runtime, like
gstreamer, QT, DShow and other multimedia frameworks (a contrario from
all-included players like mplayer)
Shipping a version without problematic modules is very doable and has
already been done.

Best regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
http://www.jbkempf.com/ - +33 672 704 734
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