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Bug#419597: please remove twolame (patent infringement)

Package: ftp.debian.org
Severity: serious

twolame contains code (MP3 encoding algorithm) which infringes patents of
the Fraunhofer Institute.  This falls in the "Software that can't be packaged"
cathegory in WNPP:


and I don't see any discussion in debian-legal contradicting it.

Would you please remove it from stable, testing and unstable ?

(Yes, this breaks vlc and darkice, but that can be fixed later. Even for
stable, the "can't install" severity justifies a new upload.)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-amd64
Locale: LANG=ca_AD.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ca_AD.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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