Re: MP3 decoder packaged with XMMS
> This is not a "condition imposed on you ... that contradict[s]
> the conditions of [the GPL]," as per GPL Section 7, because
> exercising due care to avoid infringing a patent and redistributing
> software royalty free are not mutually exclusive.
They might be if we choose to ship a GPL'd package with MP3 support,
as Debian does. You can't exercise the due care and not know about
the royalty-bearing patents. Ignorance isn't a defence, and neither
As a short term solution, we will make our own package of XMMS without
MP3 or other proprietary codec support. It's inconvenient for users,
but I'd rather we did the right thing.