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Re: Bug#349693: ITP: gst-fluendo-mp3 -- MP3 decoder plugin for GStreamer


On Tue, Jan 24, 2006, Joe Wreschnig wrote:
> AFAIK that's only if you want to distribute their binary. If you want to
> distribute their source, then that's just the MIT license.

 Yes, that's how I see it too.

> Plenty of GPLd applications in Debian still use GStreamer, so this
> doesn't solve a real problem.

 I think MAD support is in the "ugly" plugins precisely because it has a
 GPL dep (libmad).  The fluendo mp3 plugin does not "taint" GStreamer.

 #317129 relates a similar problem.

>  1) -ugly get past NEW, we get MAD, users get MP3 decoding, situation
>     stays as its been for years, or 
>  2) We take the patent issue seriously, and drop all MP3 support.
> (Speaking with my hat as a DD, and as upstream maintainer of an MP3
> player that uses GStreamer and doesn't want to deal with two sets of MP3
> decoding bugs.)

 I agree in general with your opinion, but I want to emphasize that I'm
 not preparing fluendo-mp3 _because_ ugly is still in NEW.  It's only
 the more open license of fluendo-mp3 which motivated this decision.

Loïc Minier <lool@dooz.org>
Current Earth status:   NOT DESTROYED

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