On Tuesday 30 November 2004 12:38 am, Scott wrote:
Who do the commercial distros pay to include such software?
Well, I'm not aware of any major distro right now shipping a legal dvd-player.
The only and first one was TurboLinux a few months ago shipping CyberLink
Soon after that, HP started selling their Linux laptop (which comes with SUSE)
and it had LinDVD on it. Note: the SUSE distro does not come with LinDVD.
This was mainly an HP & Intervideo arrengement (it seems).
Right now, you can't buy LinDVD or PowerDVD. They're just doing business with
So..asking your question, these distros may pay the company that produces the
dvd player...and these dvd companies may pay the technology owners...