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[whatwg] Removal of Ogg is *preposterous*

From: Manuel Amador <rudd-o@rudd-o.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 13:15:50 -0500
Message-ID: <200712111315.50875.rudd-o@rudd-o.com>
El Mar 11 Dic 2007, Dave Singer escribi?:
> I'm sure that many people would be happy to see a mandate if someone
> were willing to offer an indemnity against risk here.  You seem quite
> convinced there is no risk;  are you willing to offer the indemnity?

No.  Unlike Apple, I don't have a huge patent portfolio.  My patent count 
reaches the awesome number of *zero*.  Would you be willing to offer patent 
indemnity to unlicensed users of your Apple AAC audio format?  Because I fail 
to see why leaving users without a free choice for audio *helps* things.  I 
dunno, maybe I'm just dumb as a rock.

>
> Large companies (Nokia, Microsoft, and Apple) have expressed anxiety,
> and are asking (among other things) that an independent analysis be
> done.  The W3C staff are, I believe, actively working on the issue.
> I'm sure that they would be pleased to consider whatever background
> material you can offer them.
>
> I fail to see how asking for an analysis of the problem is giving
> anyone "the shaft", since no decision has yet been even offered let
> alone reached.

The fact that no decision has been finalized is somewhat relieving, because it 
means we can still revert to the pro-free stance.

>
> Did you read the piece that I edited from the discussions at the HTML
> meeting?

No.  I just recently enlisted here.
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