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Re: MP3 decoder packaged with XMMS

vorlon@debian.org wrote:

>In any case, I don't think denying our users access to files they have every
>legal right to use is an appropriate way to try to kill off the mp3 format.
>Even if it were, would you really have us do so by treating unsubstantiated
>patent claims about mp3 decoding as if they were valid?  This would mean not
>only that Debian wouldn't support mp3 players, but also that we wouldn't
>support mp3 *converters* for extracting legacy data.  Is that really helping
It's not very different from the argument which keeps random emulators
or scummvm in contrib. And yes, I agree that it's a bad argument.


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