Caught this at /. yesterday : Fraunhoffer and co. have always charged for MP3 encoders, but have now changed their licensing terms so that MP3 decoders will now cost implementers .75 each. Red Hat has already pulled all MP3 decoders from their distro. This is going to be a big boost to Ogg-Vorbis. But does iTunes support OGG? Nooo… I suggest that people who care about this drop a note to Apple letting them know you want OGG support in iTunes.
Emmett Plant of the Ogg-Vorbis team has written a letter to Fraunhoffer thanking them for boosting the Ogg technology’s chances of wider adoption.
And what can we learn from this? Nets made by spiders fed on drug-dosed flies