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Re: Is anyone packaging `lame' ?



On Mon, Jun 12, 2000 at 08:28:13PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jun 2000, David Starner wrote:
> 
> > > In the US they do.  Surely someone in (say) the UK could package it - we
> > > couldn't have it in the main section, but people living in countries where
> > > software patents don't exist would be okay.
> > 
> > The mp3 patent is a German patent also (hence it can't go into non-free).
> 
> Why does it make a difference if it is patented only in the USA or
> patented in Germany, too?

I think David meant to say "non-us" rather than "non-free" ... since
we don't have a "non-de" archive the German patent is a problem.
German non-us mirrors would have to manually exclude these files or
risk legal problems.

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