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Re: [PATCH] audio/abcde: Update MESSAGE

Michael-John Turner <> writes:

> On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 09:11:42AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
>>Thanks, applied.
> Thanks.
>>Really it's a bug that there is a MESSAGE, and we should consider
>>depending on an encoder with a Free license by default and pushing this
>>into the man page.
> Fair point. One counter argument could be that it's hard to know what
> format the user wants to encode to. If MP3, lame may be a good choice, but
> perhaps the user has no interest in MP3s and only wants to encode to
> Vorbis?

What I meant is that it's ok to depend on something that is Free
Software without patent issues (and hence has no RESTRICTED/NO_*_ON_*),
and it's not ok to depend (by default) on something that has
license/distribution issues.   I'm really unclear where MP3 is these
days (across most jurisdictions).

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