[linux-audio-dev] please help: enumerating library requirements

Leonard "paniq" Ritter paniq at paniq.org
Sat Jul 23 07:39:39 EDT 2005


On Saturday 23 July 2005 11:45, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> > Couldn't the companies
> > making money off Linux get together and buy like
> > a general Linux MP3 codec license?
>
> Yes, they could but why would they?

actually anything that refuses to reproduce, which includes memes, software, 
codecs, is eventually doomed to die early. 

if fraunhofer restricts the widespread use of its codec, mp3 will die. ogg 
vorbis is the better alternative, and the only reason why it hasnt defeated 
mp3 is the awkward name.

i happily support fraunhofer in its plan to put mp3 to the grave. :D

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