Mark Hymers markh at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Aug 12 07:26:55 PDT 2001

On Sun, 12, Aug, 2001 at 10:15:53AM -0400, Mark Cason wrote:
>   No, AFAIK qt's licensing agreement does not
> require a royalty fee.
>   There is a US $2.50 - US $5.00 royalty fee that
> has to be paid per unit for an encoder and US $.50
> per unit for a decoder.  "If" Fraunhofer/Thomson
> ever takes a hard stance on their license in the
> open source community, things could get messy.  We
> would in effect have to count all downloads of all
> mp3 encoders/decoders that are distributed with
> LFS and report them back the writers of the mp3
> software so royalties could be tallied or risk
> being sued.
>   If being sued sounds ridiculous, all you have to
> do is look at 2600.com.  They are being sued just
> for posting a "link" to another web site.
They can all sue me then.  They can have my debt ;-)


Mark Hymers					 BLFS Project Leader
markh at linuxfromscratch.org

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