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RE: MP4 Player Available for Download

From: Chiariglione Leonardo <Leonardo.Chiariglione@TILAB.COM>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 20:18:37 +0200
To: "'Keith Moore'" <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Cc: "'Rob Lanphier'" <robla@real.com>, discuss@apps.ietf.org
Message-id: <A0B9FD493F1D6647B4053E22BB1C3CB601948C17@exc2k01.cselt.it>
>then it is a non-starter

May be. We'll see.

>then the sooner the rest of the world abandons
>them, the better

For whom? For owners of proprietary technologies who do not have the least
intention of making _their_ IPR available?

Leonardo Chiariglione

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Moore [mailto:moore@cs.utk.edu]
Sent: 2001 marzo sabato 19:41
To: Chiariglione Leonardo
Cc: 'Rob Lanphier'; discuss@apps.ietf.org
Subject: Re: MP4 Player Available for Download

As far as I'm concerned, if MPEG-4 requires ANY IPR licensing then
it is a non-starter.  Those four letters don't mean jack - what matters
is whether people can use the technology without strings.  And if the 
MPEG developer community isn't committed to producing a standard
that is free of IPR - then the sooner the rest of the world abandons
them, the better.

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