[quake3] Mp3 support patch
arny at ats.s.bawue.de
Wed Oct 4 09:40:36 PDT 2006
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On Wednesday 04 October 2006 18:37, Paul Gnuyen wrote:
> That's probably iffy legal under the GPL, linking to a non-free library
> like that would probably require a specific exemption from the copyright
> holder. That is a non-free library that isn't "normally distributed"
> with the major components of the operating system etc. If this patch
> linked to gstreamer on linux, quicktime on mac, and whatever abstraction
> windows has, you're probably in the legal clear. Fluendo has a licensed
> binary mp3 codec on linux which is free for distribution and use, so it
> would be legal everywhere as well. Also, a programming headache for a
> feature with dubious usefulness. Transcoding to vorbis is probably the
> sane thing to do on those few cases where only mp3 sources are
> (legally?) available.
libmad is 100% GPL.
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