On Tuesday 27 August 2002 14:41, J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) wrote: > - Move mp3-decoding packages to non-US. The EU/EPO is still supposed to > have regulations ruling out algorithms (as such, i.e. not implemented in > "devices") for patentability. this patent is registered in Germany. non-us is not a solution. This is why encoders were never allowed in Debian, even in non-us.