Codec metapackages?

Luis de Bethencourt luisbg at
Mon Jul 7 15:50:20 BST 2008

On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 2:42 PM, Cory K. <coryisatm at> wrote:
> I'm wondering if we should go through the trouble of creating to
> metapackages for A/V codecs? The obvious free and nonfree.
> They would include any audio *and* video codec that fits into either
> category. "Free" could ship on the disks.
> Thoughts?
> -Cory \m/

Codecs are in a legal void I am not very clear about. I would need
somebody to clarify me how does Ubuntu and Canonical deal with sharing
codecs that don't explicitely permit this in their license uses. Maybe
having a metapackage of so in an official project as Ubuntu Studio is
a lawyer no no.


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