Id3tag and lame packages?

David Stacey drstacey@tiscali.co.uk
Fri Sep 23 07:40:00 GMT 2016


On 22/09/16 22:58, Bill Zissimopoulos wrote:
> BTW, you mentioned a legal problem. I am seeing that LAME is LGPL licensed
> and therefore should be eligible for inclusion in Cygwin(?).


No, there are plenty of LGPL packages in Cygwin. The problem with LAME 
is that it still has a number of active patents. [1] is a good write-up 
describing the problem, and said patents are enumerated in [2].

Dave.

[1] - https://lwn.net/Articles/178285/
[2] - http://mp3licensing.com/patents/index.html


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