Scott Talbot wrote:
The fedora home page does have this to say on the subject though:
"The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community to
build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from free
Since mp3 is not free, redhat won't use it. Presumably this would also
apply to code that is copyrighted, but not patented too.
The vast majority of the code in Fedora is copyrighted. The GPL relies on
copyright law as its basis.
You're right about the patents though.