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Re: xmms

On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 03:44:46PM -0600, Chris Bice wrote:
> Redhat in there infinite wisdom not not send the MP3 Decoder rpm with their
> distro.  Go to xmms.org and get the decoder.
> Chris
> When all else fail's, reinstall Windows XP

Seeing as I was involved in the decision of Red Hat to not ship the mp3
decoding bits, figured that I would respond.  Please understand, just as
posted on our site at https://www.redhat.com/advice/speaks_80mm.html, it
wasn't like we just decided that no one played mp3s.  There are patent
licensing issues, as well as conflicts between patent license code and our
code which made it obvious that we weren't going to be able to ship the mp3
decoding bits.  So we removed them in order to avoid further trouble.

- jkt
Jay Turner, QA Manager          jkt redhat com               Red Hat, Inc. 

      No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
      a single experiment can prove me wrong.   -- Albert Einstein 

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