W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > December 2007

[whatwg] Patent on VP3 / Apple

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 10:15:56 +0900
Message-ID: <p06240804c388dabf21c0@[10.5.0.192]>
At 0:32  +0000 15/12/07, Ivo Emanuel Gon?alves wrote:
>On Dec 14, 2007 2:22 AM, Dave Singer <singer at apple.com> wrote:
>>  We are not trying to be obstructive  but rather the
>>  reverse.  We want a solution which is effective and we are willing to
>>  work to that end, but some things are probably better done at arm's
>>  length or by a neutral party.
>
>Mr. Singer, are you perhaps in a position to state if Apple may
>embrace Theora as the baseline codec for <video> if Theora does come
>out clean after a patent search by an independent entity?

No, I am alas not in a position to make promises 
on behalf of Apple.  I can only say what I am 
doing, which is working on this issue quite hard. 
I do believe that at least some of the underlying 
causes (of the current inability to reach 
consensus) can be ameliorated with some hard work 
and research, that's all.
-- 
David Singer
Apple/QuickTime
Received on Friday, 14 December 2007 17:15:56 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 13 April 2015 23:08:38 UTC