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Re: The Multimedia Question

On Jul 18, 2007, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:

> Note that Free software but patent encumbered is not equivalent to
> non-free.


> The Fluendo codecs are non-free.

Yup.  Although the copyright license might make it seem like it's Free
Software, the patent license that's an integral part of the fluendo
plugin offer imposes restrictions on the exercises of the rights
granted by the copyright license, which renders the software as
distributed non-Free.


  this software license does not allow you to redistribute or copy
  complete, ready to use mp3 software decoder binaries made from the
  Source Code as made available by Fluendo.

Alexandre Oliva         http://www.lsd.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
FSF Latin America Board Member         http://www.fsfla.org/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}

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