Re: MP3 decoder packaged with XMMS
> And, it is possible to receive a patent license that does not cause
> a failure to comply with Section 7. The GPL Section 7 says "For
> example, if a patent license would not permit royalty-free
> redistribution of the Program by all those who receive copies
> directly or indirectly through you, ..." Therefore, patent
> licenses which allow royalty-free redistribution are fine and do
> not trigger Section 7.
Unfortunately, in the case of MP3, I don't think a royalty-free
redistribution licence is on offer. There is a flat-fee license
available, but I bet it doesn't allow redistribution. Otherwise the
patent holders would be able to sell very few licences.