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Re: mp3 help...



On Sat, 25 Oct 2003, Niels Weber wrote:

>> 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)

And has been said 500 times in the past as well *EVERY* single 
time this stupid MP3 debate comes up, Red Hat is a USA 
corporation, subject to the laws of the United States of America 
worldwide.  Consult past discussions on various mailing lists, 
and an US IP attorney for further details.


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Mike A. Harris     ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris
OS Systems Engineer - XFree86 maintainer - Red Hat




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