from the lets-party-like-its-1999 dept.
MP3 decoding was already free and got recently included in Fedora. But now, encoding is also free according to Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS: "On April 23, 2017, Technicolor's mp3 licensing program for certain mp3 related patents and software of Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS has been terminated." The Wikipedia MP3 article confirms that.
So, do you still use an MP3 library or have you switched to another format or means of listening to music such as (spying built-in) streaming services?
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[...] a few days ago Red Hat Legal provided the permission to ship MP3 encoding in Fedora. [...] it will soon be possible to convert physical media or other formats to MP3 in Fedora without 3rd party repositories.