Fedora and MP3
Posted Apr 6, 2006 4:09 UTC (Thu) by hppnq
Parent article: Fedora and MP3
I still think RedHat is right, albeit in a bit cowardly fashion.
The whole world could be massively using proprietary, closed formats and the problems associated with them would still exist. The choice is between giving in to the fact that (it appears) we cannot live without them, or keep trying to offer a free alternative.
I am very glad that a major distribution still has a keen eye for the principles of Free Software. I would say that in this podcasting age there is even *more* reason to worry about the non-existence of an effective, legally unencumbered way of accessing data stored in non-free formats than before.
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