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

On 3/8/06, Ronald S. Bultje <rbultje ronald bitfreak net> wrote:
> 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.

  Which is why those plugins are not, and will never be, shipped as
part of the GNOME desktop.


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Edward Hervey
Junior developer / Fluendo S.L.

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