Re: [email@example.com: Bug#65794: freeamp must go to non-free]
On Sun, Jun 18, 2000 at 09:19:44PM -0700, Nick Moffitt wrote:
> Far simpler, then, to do as we did with GIFs:
> burn them
> burn all of them
> And instead move on and encourage use of vorbis files, just as
> we did with PNG and MNG.
We didn't remove all .gif file readers from Debian. If we had done this,
then it would be impossible to convert .gif files to .png, .jpg, .mng, or
some other open format.
The ability to convert mp3's to a Free format is one of the most important
reasons why we must keep mpeg3 decoders as a part of Debian.