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Re: Visualboy Advance question.

Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:
>>Does Debian main contain any MP3s? If not, would you like to see MP3
>>players removed from Debian main?
> Debian main does contain MP3 recorders.  I think that is quite sufficient to
> render MP3 players useful with no non-free software; you can make your own
> MP3s.

Debian main does not contain any MP3 encoders.  The licensing terms of
the patent on MP3 require a royalty payment on encoders (but not
decoders), so Free Software MP3 encoders are non-distributable in all
countries with software patents.

- Josh Triplett

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