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RE: [Bug 22969] Clarify influence/reference to OpenAL, IPR considerations

From: Olivier Thereaux <Olivier.Thereaux@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:32:46 +0000
To: "public-audio@w3.org" <public-audio@w3.org>
Message-ID: <043280CC9721DC4483B5C35EE54E1CFB12B32273@BGB01XUD1001.national.core.bbc.co.uk>
This should close ACTION-67: Contact psig to ask for the best course of action re bug 22969 (on me). We did not end up involving the PSIG since the issue was one of copyright rather than patents. I received some support from the W3C legal counsel instead.


From: bugzilla@jessica.w3.org [bugzilla@jessica.w3.org]
Sent: 27 August 2013 11:27
To: public-audio@w3.org
Subject: [Bug 22969] Clarify influence/reference to OpenAL, IPR  considerations


--- Comment #2 from Olivier Thereaux <olivier.thereaux@bbc.co.uk> ---
(In reply to comment #1)

> Based on the above, my conclusion would be that there is no significant
> borrowing/influence from OpenAL in the web audio API, other than
> similarities which would occur naturally since the concepts and mathematical
> basis for the two are the same. This conclusion was deemed reasonable by the
> W3C legal team.

As a next step, I would suggest:

* We remove the mention "same as OpenAL (default 1)" from section 4.15
* We review whether the two mentions of OpenAL (and other engines) in
informative text are needed and useful for the comprehension of the spec.

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