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Re: Royalty free gstreamer plug-in


> Well the market chose. It seems people that matter (which influence 
> purchases) care more about FOSS ethics than marketing people think. At 
> this point squandering all the goodwill accrued by taking a firm FOSS 
> stand would be something very stupid for Red Hat to do. 

I think that is a good position to take.  It's a different position to
take than saying "we can't ship this for legal reasons".

> People write about Red Hat being the next Microsoft (or other such 
> stupid things). The truth is the software Fedora delivers is as 
> ethically pure as Debian's,

In some cases even more - Debian is still shipping GPL'd mp3 decoding
code as part of the main distribution; see a recent discussion on

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