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Re: MP3 decoder packaged with XMMS

Hi Dan,

> 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 
is denial.

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. 



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