Re: mp3 help...

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On Sat, 25 Oct 2003, Niels Weber wrote:

>> On Sat, 2003-10-25 at 00:18, Mike A. Harris wrote:
>> > MP3 issue is not about to change until the patent expires, which 
>> > if calculations are correct is 17 years after it was filed.
>> > 
>> what about a non us release? software patents isn't a problem everywhere
>> in the world... :)
>This is why you get the mp3 rpms easily from non US servers. And this is
>why Mandrake (french) and SuSE (german) can distribute p3 capable stuff.
>(it being not GPL compatible left aside)

And has been said 500 times in the past as well *EVERY* single 
time this stupid MP3 debate comes up, Red Hat is a USA 
corporation, subject to the laws of the United States of America 
worldwide.  Consult past discussions on various mailing lists, 
and an US IP attorney for further details.

Mike A. Harris
OS Systems Engineer - XFree86 maintainer - Red Hat

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