Bug#419597: please remove twolame (patent infringement)
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)