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[whatwg] Patent on VP3 / Apple

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 10:15:56 +0900
Message-ID: <p06240804c388dabf21c0@[]>
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
Received on Friday, 14 December 2007 17:15:56 UTC

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