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Re: MP3 decoder packaged with XMMS

* Daniel James:

> 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/

There are more recent cases which have also been enforced against
embedded devices containing MP3 decoders.  To make things even more
bizarre, these patents are not part of the MP3 patent license pool.

(Cc: list heavily trimmed.)

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