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Re: MP3 decoder packaged with XMMS

Hi Raul,

> "avoiding distribution of software to avoid potential
> but as yet non-existent challenges"

To describe patent lawsuits as a non-existent challenge seems a little 
optimistic to me. If it were so, there would have been no point to 
the recent campaign in Europe. 

Basing estimates of which patents will be enforced and which will not 
on recent actions is also unreliable - a patent holder can strike at 
any time if it gets the impression that there's money to be made.

> we're going to need to be 
> fairly broad in our consideration of what would be a potential
> threat.

Unfortunately, yes. That's what I regard as due care under the law.


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