بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
A few days ago, Matt Lee of the Free Software Foundation had asked in the #theora IRC channel for help in making a DVD of the Patent Absurdity documentary. Several people volunteered to help, and I was one of them. I discovered later that this was related to the “Who should see Patent Absurdity?” campaign of the End Software Patents project (an initiative started by Brad Feld, I just discovered!).
Incidentally, we all ran into different kinds of problems, doing what should have been a rather simple task. The sources of the problems ranged from simple bugs to rather weird video formats. In this post I will discussed the various issues that I personally encountered and how, alhamdulillaah, was able to overcome them.