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Re: [opensuse] a user call for attention on SuSE's mp3 support issue
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 12:54:33 -0900
  • Message-id: <200701281254.34748.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 28 January 2007, Anders Johansson wrote:
> On Sunday 28 January 2007 04:53, John Andersen wrote:
> > Further, since the patent holders of mp3 state on their web page that you
> > DO NOT NEED A LICENSE for home use I would like Novell to make
> > available repositories that are FREE but never included in their boxed
> > sets which overcome and reverse all crippling.
> But such a repository would be illegal, since it qualifies as distribution.
> Packman is a repository made by home users for home users. With the current
> legal situation, I suspect it's as close as you will get

Its legal if Novell pays license fees of 2% of all revenue attributable from
sales of such distribrution, which is to say zip, nada, zilch.

John Andersen
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