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Re: [dvd-discuss] Geeks in government: A good idea?

On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 07:30:35PM -0700, microlenz@earthlink.net wrote:
> And where are the free Windows players? Now that the DeCSS, a trade secret is 
> known, where are they? or the Linux ones? or GNU, GPL? 

mplayer, vlc and livid are three that come to mind immediately. all
three break CSS. the vlc team has even written a library (libdvdcss).

> As long as the MPAA can 
> drag out Pavlovich. Keep the C&D letters going with the blessings of Judge. 
> Kaplan , they have achieved their goal. Declan may be right here...and 
> everybody should now go to project gutenberg and download a copy of the works 
> of Thoreau and read the essay on civil disobedience...

the vlc team had the first useable Linux DVD player, and IMHO one of
the reasons they were faster than livid even though they started later
was that they didn't stop to fight the dinosaurs first. they just wrote
code and that was that.

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