MP3 Decoding Patent Is Expiring, Linux Distro Could Integrate It by Default

The MP3 decoding patent in one those things that seems pretty harmless and present in pretty much any device around us, but it’s actually something that generates ton of money per unit for Fraunhofer and Thompson. Linux distributions need to offer this feature and it means integrating a proprietary solution, although there is some hope now that the patent seems to have expired.

Ubuntu, for example, can’t bundle stuff like Flash or MP3 related items, but it does provide this… (read more)

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