Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Rhythmbox and our new MP3 plugin

On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 13:57 +0100, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
> So I am wondering how the current maintainers and developers feel about
> adding a clause to the license like the one in Totem -

Like the others, I'm not a fan of software patents - but being
pragmatic, I can see why it's useful.

> In addition to allowing for this MP3 plugin it makes it possible to
> distribute the Monkeys Audio plugin with Rhythmbox and also the
> future proprietary plugins of Fluendo (and others)

Out of curiosity, there are still going to be problems with using those
plugins in conjunction with GPL'd plugins (or plugins that use
GPL-licensed libraries) right? e.g. you couldn't use the mad plugin with
any of these.

I think it would also mean what Rhythmbox is GPL-incompatable, which
would mean that we can no longer use anything GPL'd.


James "Doc" Livingston
"Too many errors on one line (make fewer)" -- MPW C error message

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