Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] linking mp3 decoders with rhythmbox
- From: Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net>
- To: Colin Walters <walters verbum org>
- Cc: Rhythmbox Dev <rhythmbox-devel gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] linking mp3 decoders with rhythmbox
- Date: 10 May 2003 20:43:25 +0100
On Sat, 2003-05-10 at 20:18, Colin Walters wrote:
> Havoc Pennington raised the issue on IRC of rhythmbox linking against
> mp3 decoders like the mad GStreamer plugin. Technically since the
> plugin is using a patented codec, and rb is GPL the result is illegal to
> distribute. To work around this legalistic braindamage, we would have
> to add an exception to the license saying that linking against any
> GStreamer plugin is acceptable.
> Havoc says he's going to try to see if we can get a lawyer like Eben
> Moglen to help write an exception.
> In the meantime though, I would like to float the idea here, because we
> would need permission from all the copyright holders to change the
> license. Are you guys amenable to this?
The only thing needed is for us to have a copy of libid3tag in
monkey-media. What we use mad for is finding the length and bitrate of
the stream, I have cut'n'paste code in qahog to do that without mad.
Bastien Nocera <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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