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Re: MP3 decoder packaged with XMMS

On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 11:20:45AM +0100, Daniel James wrote:

> > > I think the existence of the http://mp3licensing.com/ site shows
> > > that it is actively enforced.

> > I think that's a website.  Evidence of active enforcement are cease
> > and desist letters, out-of-court settlements, or lawsuits.

> Ancient history. That happened back in the 90's, and was the catalyst 
> for work to begin on the free software alternatives, such as Ogg 
> Vorbis. See for example:

> http://www.8hz.com/mp3/

No.  That website refers to enforcement of patents on mp3 *encoders*, not on
mp3 *de*coders.  Please do not conflate the two issues.  (Well, I suppose
that you can in your own work, but Debian will continue to consider them

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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