china buying software

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 02:49:15 UTC 2011


On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 10:55 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 21 January 2011 20:51, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 21:50, Michael Haney <thezorch at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>> Most device makers that use Linux have a license from Fraunhaufer for
>>> the MP3 codecs.  IMHO since MP3s are so prevalent these days the codec
>>> should be open-sourced or at least made royalty free.
>
>
> Open source: http://www.ffmpeg.org http://lame.sourceforge.net

My largely-uninformed impression was that in the case of MP3,
/decoding/ was free but /encoding/ cost. Is that not right?

>> IMHO since Windows is so prevalent these days the OS should be
>> open-sourced or at least made royalty free.
>
> Open source and royalty free: http://www.winehq.org/

How's the Windows port coming along? :¬)


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