Bug#419597: please remove twolame (patent infringement)
On Mon, 16 Apr 2007, Robert Millan wrote:
> 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:
Except that according to its package description, it does not contain
code to encode Mpeg Audio Layer 3 files, only MPEG Audio Layer 2.
[Indeed, the very threat of litigation involving mp3 is why twolame
I don't personally know if mp2 is safe from patents or not (I would
guess that it isn't, but I can't make a determination either way
anyway) but to my knowledge we have yet to see people asserting
patents which cover mp2.
Feel free to provide specific evidence to contradict me, however.
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