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Re: [opensuse-factory] RE: [Bug 847971] Chromium from openSUSE has MP3/MP4 support
On Sat, 2013-11-23 at 14:20 -0800, Raymond Wooninck wrote:
As already indicated, if you don't want to have any proprietary codecs on
system, then I guess you better stick to Opera and/or FireFox. The only way
that Chromium will change the build-flags is either based on the indication
from a majority that this is what they want or the indication from the SuSE
legal team that these codecs are indeed not allowed to be build on the


I think it's rather a question if we as openSUSE are allowed to
distribute those codecs in binary form. So far, it was always clearly
stated that 'NO' (legal loosened up on the 'source' in the tarballs, but
never on the binary parts).
Except for MP3 Fluendo, where a special agreement exists (and fluendo
pays the patent fee IIUC, in hope to get more users to buy the full
codec pack).

So, with my limited knowledge on the topic at hand, I'd advise you to
seek assistance from the legal team.

Dimstar / Dominique Leuenberger <dimstar@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

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