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Re: proposed audio/video codec text

From: Rob Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 16:38:04 -0400
Message-ID: <4A5503AC.60703@mozilla.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 7/8/09 4:28 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>
> On Jul 8, 2009, at 6:35 AM, Rob Sayre wrote:
>
>> On 7/7/09 9:24 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>>  And likewise, I think it is important to give the issue due 
>>> consideration.
>>
>> I agree, though I think we need to be careful about claims that we 
>> must prove a negative. Not that you're suggesting that.
>
> Indeed, I am not asking anyone to prove a negative. I pointed out that 
> the known licenses for patent claims on Theora do not satisfy the W3C 
> Patent Policy. To address this would only require proving a positive, 
> for example, by showing a suitable license.
>
> I believe this new information refutes your original rationale.

No offense, but I'm afraid I can't take your word for it on that.* I 
would be happy to make changes based on the results of a PAG or  legal 
advice.  For now, no member has stepped forward with a claim. For now, I 
think it would be best to let the W3C process handle the IPR, rather 
than ad-hoc traffic on the technically-focused WG.

- Rob

* Also, you didn't cite the license you're referring to.
Received on Wednesday, 8 July 2009 20:38:59 UTC

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