Re: desktop-devel-list Digest, Vol 23, Issue 9

On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 19:50:17 +0100, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> However, not everyone in the GNOME community necessarily agrees with
> this.  I got *a lot* of requests to add an mp3 recording profile to
> gnome-media.  Historically, I've always refuted these requests because I
> agree that GNOME should not be endorsing them.

You're confusing user choice with accepting and confirming validity of
corporate patent portofolios.

We'd give users choice by adding a MP3 profile by default and showing it
when lame is installed. We'd accept and confirm validity of corporate
patent portfolios by buying an mp3 patent license and shipping a
restricted binary as part of the GNOME desktop.


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