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Re: x11amp

On Mon, Feb 01, 1999 at 10:14:38PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 01, 1999 at 03:05:01PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 01, 1999 at 04:02:13PM -0500, Shaleh wrote:
> > > On 01-Feb-99 John Goerzen wrote:
> > > > Why should it be non-free if it's GPL?
> > > 
> > > the mp3 patent
> > Which nobody has guaranteed is valid or defensable in Germany, let alone
> > anywhere else.  (I believe the EU does not allow software/algorithm patents,
> > IIRC.)  And which applies only to encoders.
> > 
> > I don't see why we ought to let some lawyers trying to make a good bluff
> > scare us.
> Fraunhofer institute holds the patent, we shouldn't take any chances.
> They have already treathened to sue or sued several people who used
> their encoder engine - let's hope that they won't get to the decoders.
> Debian has been very paranoid to the vague licencing terms of some
> progs in the past, from what I've seen.
> But that is not the reason why my first guess was non-free. It was
> the fact that mpg123 is in non-free, and x11amp is (according to
> the docs) based on it.

I already have it packaged. It uses plugins for the decoder so I think
x11amp can go in contrib and libmpg123.so can be moved into x11amp-nonfree.

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