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Re: mp3 encoders

Mikolaj J. Habryn writes:
> ...is it acceptable for us to distribute an mp3 encoder?

Sure.  But not from any servers located where it infringes any patents.

> I assume that it will have to go into non-free due to the various patent
> issues (a similar thing to GIF encoding?).

No, it isn't non-free, but if it infringes the Fraunhofer patent it can
only be distributed from a country where the patent is not enforceable
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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