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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: gNewSense-users Digest, Vol 2, Issue 25

From: Michael Kaye
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: gNewSense-users Digest, Vol 2, Issue 25
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 17:37:28 +0000

On 10/11/06, Dylan Knight Rogers <address@hidden> wrote:
"Whatever other issues there are mplayer is not in Ubuntu Dapper, so going on
previous replies it will not be officially supported by gNewSense at the

I don't quite understand:  Mplayer is included in many other Free distros.

It's not included in Debian and Ubuntu because it supports formats
that are covered by patents (such as MP3).

This is both for ethical reasons (patents are a bad thing), and to
protect them from the risk of prosecution and demand of royalties.

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