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Re: Royalty free gstreamer plug-in



On Fri, 2005-12-23 at 18:41 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Hi
> 
> >
> > On the positive side, I think Fedora is allowed now to write in FAQ or 
> > release notes: "to play mp3 files, go to this specific Fluendo page, 
> > click and install the rpm"
> >
> We could have done that with RealPlayer long before. We dont do that 
> since we dont support proprietary formats. If you want a Free software 
> platform be prepared to support and use a Free and superior format like 
> Ogg. Thats my take on it.

I think that's a great and courageous statement to make.  The reason
we're giving away this plug-in, legally, is because we feel users and
distributions should be given the choice to allow their users to migrate
from closed to open formats.

Thomas


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