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Re: [opensuse] a user call for attention on SuSE's mp3 support issue
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 12:11:45 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0702011207130.16390@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Thursday 2007-02-01 at 00:23 -0600, M Harris wrote:

> Depends on our definition of "obvious". If I start from scratch and write an
> algorithm capable of decoding an mp3 file I have done *nothing* different
> that writing an algorithm (text editor) that can decode a series of symbols
> (text) for displaying on a screen. One is called obvious and the other is
> called patentable... hogwash. The mp3 standard should not have a patent, nor
> should there be any licensing issues with *any* software based mp3 player.


Arguably the idea of using psychoacoustic models for compression of audio
files is novel and not obvious.

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Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

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