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MP3 Decoding Patent Is Expiring, Linux Distro Could Integrate It by Default

Sep 29, 2015, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Silviu Stahie)

The MP3 decoding patent in one those things that seems pretty harmless and present in pretty much any device around us, but it's actually something that generates ton of money per unit for Fraunhofer and Thompson. Linux distributions need to offer this feature and it means integrating a proprietary solution, although there is some hope now that the patent seems to have expired.

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