On Thu, 2012-08-16 at 09:47 -0400, Tom Callaway wrote: > On 08/16/2012 05:27 AM, Nikos Roussos wrote: > > I happened to notice that twolame is currently on rpmfusion. Is there a > > legal reason for that? > > > > twolame is an MP2 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer II) encoder (not mp3), which seems > > to be a free (as free of patents) codec. There was a similar discussion > > on Debian and they concluded that it's ok to have it on the official repos. > > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=419597 > > Unfortunately, yes, this is legally blocked in Fedora at this time.
Yes, I assumed so. I'm mostly asking why, because it seems that there is no patent infringement issue with twolame.
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