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Re: More twists to the GPL vs BSD soap
For free software to succeed in the area
of lossy sound compression formats, we need a standard format that can be
read and handled by free software.
Free software can't be made to encode MP3 files in some countries due to
patents. Ogg/Vorbis is patent unencumbered. It's more important that the
standard file format be unencumbered than *all* implementations that read
that format be free software.
Of course, we'd like both, but we need to have a standard, unencumbered
file format first.
> Perhaps, you GPL fans should send some email to RMS to get a
>I sometimes wonder if RMS is a pragmatist, who uses consistent
>and dramatic dogmatism effectively to further his end goals :)
>Jack quoting E-mail from Richard Stallman:
Alex M Alex