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Re: MPEG in general Was: Is anyone packaging `lame' ?

* David Balažic:

> Florian Weimer wrote:
>>>Is only MPEG Layer III patent encumbered ?
>>>How about the other MPEG stuff ?
>>>I find it hard to believe that it is all patent-free.
>> It's all encumbered with patents.  Encoders *and* decoders.
> Yes, but how is then there a ton of MPEG code in debian (Sarge),
> but LAME is "banned" ?

Historical reasons.

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