Michael-John Turner <mj%mjturner.net@localhost> 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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