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Re: to autodownload or not to autodownload



Once upon a time, Brian Pepple <bpepple fedoraproject org> said:
> On Sat, 2008-02-09 at 10:19 -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
> > The free Flash players, as distributed in Fedora, will _always_ be
> > broken, as they can't include MP3 for audio (at least until about 2017).
> > If it allowable for codecbuddy to point to a gratis MP3 codec, why is it
> > not allowable for something to point to a gratis Flash player,
> > especially when it is the "standard" and the company behind it actually
> > sets up a repo for use with Fedora (as opposed to the MP3 situation)?
> 
> The source code is available for the mp3 gstreamer plugin.  The only
> reason we can't include it in Fedora is due to US patent law.
> Proprietary flash on the other hand is closed-sourced.

Does codecbuddy point to the open source MP3 plugin or a proprietary MP3
plugin?
-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.


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