[vorbis] vorbis players (or lack of) for mac

mike wakerly mikew at wakerly.com
Mon Oct 29 22:28:36 PST 2001

On Monday, October 29, 2001, at 10:21 PM, rillian wrote:
>>> As far as MP3 licensing issues, I'd expect that if you use a
>>> non-Frauenhofer based decoding library (libmad?) then you're in the 
>>> clear.
> This is nonsense. You always need a license to use mp3. That's why we 
> wrote vorbis. :) Thompson has a website (mp3licensing.com) that 
> explains what they want. I've occasionally heard of exemptions for 
> freeware, but there doesn't seem to be anything like that listed.

Egads, man! I didn't realize it was that bad, large or small! Viva 

Standing corrected,

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