Re: Debian Project News - December 2nd, 2008
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Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> sense. I wonder why they were dropped from Debian, is it not able to
> participate in some of the Fluendo stuff or something else?
They were most likely dropped because 'Debian is 100% free software' and
some of these multimedia packages are not 100% free. In Debian's
definition of free software 'free' includes 'free from patents'. 'lame'
as a particular example may not be distributed in binary form , and
therefore can not be distributed as an official debian package.
For what I can see from , Fluendo is commercial software that can not
be distributed freely, ie. can not be distributed by debian. It's ubuntu
version is sold from .
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