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Re: mp3 help...



On Sat, 2003-10-25 at 08:53, Niels Weber wrote:
> Am Sa, den 25.10.2003 schrieb Erik Englund um 01:10:
> > On Sat, 2003-10-25 at 00:18, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> > > MP3 issue is not about to change until the patent expires, which 
> > > if calculations are correct is 17 years after it was filed.
> > > 
> > what about a non us release? software patents isn't a problem everywhere
> > in the world... :)
> This is why you get the mp3 rpms easily from non US servers. And this is
> why Mandrake (french) and SuSE (german) can distribute p3 capable stuff.
> (it being not GPL compatible left aside)

The GPL compatibility problem is not kept aside. In fact, as there is no
patent on MP3 in Europe, there is no problem including MP3 support in
any GPL software in Europe.

-- 
Julien Olivier <julo altern org>




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