Bug 299301

Summary: UI: There is no indiciation as to which plugins are open source and which are propriatary
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jesse Keating <jkeating>
Component: codeinaAssignee: Bastien Nocera <bnocera>
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Jesse Keating 2007-09-20 17:02:33 EDT
Summary says it all.  Would be good information to know if somebody is choosing
non-free (as on speech) software.
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2007-09-27 09:15:44 EDT
All of them are non-free, as per the definitions from the FSF.
In some countries (like the US), those plugins require payment of a patent
license (that includes the mp3 decoder, and the mpeg demuxer).

So they can never be considered free, and the availability of sources doesn't
change that.

On the other hand, the Fluendo site should have more prominent links to the
sources for the plugins that have some available. I filed this as:
https://core.fluendo.com/gstreamer/trac/ticket/77