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Re: ogg to mp3 audio (also via 8233a question)



Colin Watson wrote:
That of course doesn't prevent the holders of LAME's copyright from
releasing it under the GPL, since the copyright holders are not
themselves bound by the terms of the licence,

Why shouldn't they be bound by the terms of the licence? As copyright holders they are perfectly able to distribute under whatever other license they want, but if they decide to release under a license than it seems like they should be just as obligated to fullfill all the parts of the license as anyone else. This is why 'commercial' 'open' source licenses such as the NPL make pains to explicitly exclude themselves from license obligations. The GPL doesn't include any such exemptions.



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