Re: non-free Packages

Subject: Re: non-free Packages
From: Michael Holzt (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 16:46:36 CEST

On Wed, May 24, 2000 at 02:11:41PM +0200, Roland Rosenfeld wrote:
> > > mpg123
> > patent (which happens to be valid in Germany)
> Huh? mpg123 is a MP3 player, not an encoder. If I understand the
> copyright, it's okay to place it on a non-profit CD.

Just as a side note: MP3 playing is patented too, but afaik Fraunhofer
granted the distribution of opensource/non-commercial players without
paying a fee. Commercial producers of players have to pay too.

mit freundlichen Grüßen / with kind regards,

Michael Holzt

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