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Re: Royalty free gstreamer plug-in



On Fri, 2005-12-23 at 15:29 +0100, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> 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.

Not to mention there are very few portable players that support ogg.
Support for mp3 in portable players is everywhere.

I'm very excited about this - it would be really nice if Red Hat was
able to purchase a distribution license - assuming that there would be
no issues of third parties continuing to distribute official (sha1sum
matching) iso's.


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