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Re: [opensuse] a user call for attention on SuSE's mp3 support issue
  • From: "Charles philip Chan" <cpchan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 17:40:58 -0500
  • Message-id: <874pqadbb9.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 28 Jan 2007, jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> The license is 2% of revenue derived. (Only after you earn some
> minimum amount). That amounts to free for a product that is not sold.


> The point is that even license holders such as Real can not give away
> billions of copies of realplayer and still pay any fixed amount per
> copy and remain in business. They are not paying on anything they
> give away, as 2% of revenue = zero when there is no revenue.

They most likely made a "one time" pay-up:


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