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Re: RF-ness (was:" Re: Workshop notes and next steps")

From: Alexander Adolf <alexander.adolf@me.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:06:11 +0100
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To: W3C Web+TV W3C Web+TV IG <public-web-and-tv@w3.org>
Dear Silvia,

On 2011-03-03, at 1:48 , Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

> Just keep in mind that on the Web everyone and their dog are a
> (potential) publisher. And since we want all publishers to use the
> same compatible technology, FRAND is simply not an option.

FRAND does not have to mean that everybody has to pay. For instance consider the terms for TV-Anytime: http://www.vialicensing.com/licensing/tvanytime-fees.aspx If you look to the covered patents, you will find that unless you use the WSDL interface, free-to-air implementations are completely free of charge.

> I'd rather develop a completely new format if there is such a potential threat in DASH. It's not that hard to develop a different proposal and if it
> means freedom for the Web, then this is a lot more useful.

Please note that I did not want to make any statements or implications about DASH. Not speaking for them.


Thanks and cheers,

  --alex
Received on Monday, 7 March 2011 15:06:57 UTC

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