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Re: MP3 decoder packaged with XMMS

Hi Dan,

> 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. 



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