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Re: [opensuse] a user call for attention on SuSE's mp3 support issue
  • From: Scott Jones <scottj.org@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 14:32:54 -0600
  • Message-id: <200701291432.54759.scottj.org@xxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 29 January 2007, John Andersen wrote:

> On Monday 29 January 2007, Juergen Weigert wrote:
> > On Jan 28, 07 14:28:13 +0100, Anders Johansson wrote:
> > > On Sunday 28 January 2007 14:19, Felix Möller wrote:
> > > > Is it possible to include this mp3 decoder on the suse media?
> > >
> > > I don't know. It wouldn't be allowed without a licensing deal with
> > > fluendo, but how likely that is I have no idea
> >
> > Not so unlikely.
> > It currently is one of the most promising ways to get mp3 into our
> > distro.
> >
> > cheers,
> > Jw.
>
> How is it that fluendo avoids Fraunhofer and Thomson Patents?

They don't. They paid Fraunhofer and Thomson to license it.
http://www.fluendo.com/resources/fluendo_mp3.php
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