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[whatwg] The truth about Nokias claims

From: Joseph Daniel Zukiger <joseph_daniel_zukiger@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 06:02:28 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <398874.99875.qm@web60721.mail.yahoo.com>
> [...]
> Objectors claim they are working towards a
> resolution that defines a 
> MUST video format and is accepted by 'all parties'.
> I don't believe that 
> because they know this is impossible and it WILL
> affect HTML5 adoption. 

How could a required video format be a step forward?
Unless it is iron-clad guaranteed by some authority
with greater legal competence than legislatures and
courts to be free from any patent taint at all?

> There is no format that can satisfy their
> unreasonable expectations. 
> There never will be. We live in a world where
> companies claim patents on 
> 'double-clicking' and 'moving pictures on a screen'.
> How then can any 
> format ever meet their demands?
> [...]

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