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

On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 11:55:30PM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> * Chris Cheney 
> | Its all encumbered, there is a separate organization MPEG-LA that
> | strictly deals with the licensing. It is quite surprising to me that
> | ffmpeg was allowed into main.
> According to rumors I heard, it was allowed in since other
> applications (xine at least, I think) already included it.  So it
> didn't really make a difference -- if we're infringing on patents with
> ffmpeg, we are with xine as well.
> (Apologies if xine is not the package I'm thinking about.)

Wouldn't that be an argument to have xine removed from Debian not the
addition of ffmpeg?


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