[Icecast-dev] Streaming AAC with libshout?

Pete Yadlowsky pmy at virginia.edu
Mon Jun 24 19:13:15 PDT 2013

On 06/24/13 20:16, Ralph Giles wrote:
> On 13-06-24 2:55 PM, RJ Ryan wrote:
>> Respectfully, please change your stance on this issue!
> libshout was developed and is maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation,
> whose charter is the development and promotion of media technology
> that is open and free for anyone to use. As such it's inappropriate
> for that project to support non-free formats like AAC, no matter how
> popular or convenient that might be for our downstream users.

Emphatically agreed, though I'm only a lurker here. I like to think that
FOSS is about forging new conveniences and popularities rather than
bowing down to old encumbered ones.

Pete Yadlowsky
ITC Unix Systems Support
University of Virginia

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