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Linux and Main: Thanks, Thomson Multimedia!

Aug 29, 2002, 13:00 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Emmett Plant)

"Dear Thomson Multimedia:

"Thank you for removing the license-fee exemption for the release of free mp3 decoders.

"Thank you for the unbelievable amount of free publicity we have received in the wake of this announcement. If it weren't for the change in mp3 licensing, there's a very real chance that the continued adoption of our open standards may have slowed down.

"Thank you for presenting a reminder to people that when they choose a patented alternative over a free one, they will eventually have to pay in one way or another. It's been difficult to send this message all by ourselves; we're glad you've decided to step up to the plate and knock it out of the park..."

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