Fluendo MP3 GStreamer Plugin in Main for Dapper?

JanC janc13 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 22:26:52 GMT 2006

On 12/30/05, Stephan Hermann <sh at sourcecode.de> wrote:
> It's all about patents. Patents are evil in this case, that we're not allowed
> to freely use them for non-commercial purposes. It would be wise for
> Frauenhofer, to make a commitment to the opensource software world, and have
> a special treatment for the MP3 patent for (F)OSS.

AFAIK these patents are owned by several companies & institutions,
including Fraunhofer, Thompson & Philips.  You would need to have
permission from all those patent-owners...


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