Re: MP3 decoder packaged with XMMS
> That website refers to enforcement of patents on mp3 *encoders*,
> not on mp3 *de*coders. Please do not conflate the two issues.
I'm afraid I must, as while the royalty rates may be different, the
patent issues apply to both encoders and decoders.
> Debian will
> continue to consider them separately.
It's a completely artificial distinction. Of course the patent holders
have a vested interest in seeing the decoders spread as widely as
possible, legal or not, in order to further the hegemony of their
proprietary format among users. I'm curious as to why Debian would
want to support that effort.